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MLB Rumors: Curt Schilling Interested in Phillies Manager, Red Sox Coaching Job

Former MLB All-Star pitcher Curt Schilling is reportedly interested in interviewing to become the Philadelphia Phillies manager or Boston Red Sox pitching coach.

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported the three-time World Series champion would “love” to get involved in the game again, according to friends close to Schilling.

 

QLE Posted: October 12, 2019 at 12:04 AM | 22 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: curt schilling, managerial search, phillies, red sox

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   1. Walt Davis Posted: October 12, 2019 at 02:05 AM (#5889678)
There is not enough popcorn in the world if he becomes Phillies manager.
   2. Spahn Insane Posted: October 12, 2019 at 04:04 AM (#5889685)
Beats the hell out of his running for Congress.
   3. Lassus Posted: October 12, 2019 at 06:38 AM (#5889687)
GOD I hate playing internet psychic, but I'll make an exception in this case. It seems clear to me that he's doing this so it can be turned into a story that he isn't being hired because of his political views.
   4. The Duke Posted: October 12, 2019 at 08:58 AM (#5889695)
Perfect
   5. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: October 12, 2019 at 09:27 AM (#5889697)
It seems clear to me that he's doing this so it can be turned into a story that he isn't being hired because of his political views.

he's the white Colin Kaepernick
   6. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: October 12, 2019 at 11:41 AM (#5889706)
I'm tired of these old disliked players like Curt Schilling and Albert Belle trying to keep their name in the limelight.
   7. bookbook Posted: October 12, 2019 at 04:16 PM (#5889808)
He’s the white Colin Kaepernick]


Sure. If Colin Kaepernick didn’t know how to play football (and wanted to hurt minorities instead of trying to keep cops from killing them). I can’t imagine a worse manager than the empathy-challenged Schilling,
   8. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: October 12, 2019 at 04:19 PM (#5889810)
Come on, he has plenty of empathy for people who are like him.
   9. The Duke Posted: October 13, 2019 at 07:52 PM (#5890144)
Bud Norris would be the Phillies first signing
   10. SoSH U at work Posted: October 13, 2019 at 08:05 PM (#5890151)
It's possible he could make a good pitching coach. But I don't think managing is in the cards.

   11. asinwreck Posted: October 13, 2019 at 08:10 PM (#5890153)
He'd stand a better chance if he got some experience managing in the minors. Pawtucket would be the perfect place for Schilling to be the face and voice of a team. They'd love him being in the local news every day.
   12. Jose Needs an Absurd Ukulele Concert Posted: October 13, 2019 at 08:28 PM (#5890157)
My guess is Schilling would be a Mike Marshall type figure. I think he has a ton to offer as a pitching coach, the dude really did have a good understanding of what he was doing out there, but his personality is just such that I think he’d struggle. I don’t expect him to react well the first time a manager disagrees with his brilliant suggestion.
   13. Nasty Nate Posted: October 13, 2019 at 09:47 PM (#5890182)
game 6 yo
   14. bunyon Posted: October 14, 2019 at 09:53 AM (#5890327)
How many people have been good MLB managers without any MiLB managing experience? Of that group, how many weren't MLB coaches first?

   15. villageidiom Posted: October 14, 2019 at 10:05 AM (#5890330)
Pawtucket would be the perfect place for Schilling to be the face and voice of a team. They'd love him being in the local news every day.
I'm pretty sure Rhode Island natives would love to remind him in person every day that they want their $75 million back.
   16. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: October 14, 2019 at 10:16 AM (#5890336)
How many people have been good MLB managers without any MiLB managing experience? Of that group, how many weren't MLB coaches first?

Used to be incredibly rare. But that's changing these days. A lot of new hires don't have experience as either coaches or minor league managers. By this time it's so common, that no one's even blinking an eye at reports that David Ross is front runner for the Cubs job despite his complete lack of traditional qualifications for the job. It's the impact of StatCast. But that's another problem for Schilling. Front offices hire new kinds of managers now because they want someone who can work closely with the front office in this era of big data. Does Schilling sound like the sort of guy you'd be good at working with the front office? I have my doubts.

To answer your question directly - AJ Hinch had no prior experience when he first became a MLB manager - that said, the Astros are his 2nd team he's managed. Mike Matheny had no traditional experience and won a pennant - though he's also a whipping boy for many. Larry Dierker is a long time sabermetric-approved manager, and he was just an announcer before managing. Others are out there who haven't had as much success - Robin Ventura, Scott Servais, Gabe Kapler, and those are the ones I can think of without checking. Buck Martinez, if you go further back.
   17. bunyon Posted: October 14, 2019 at 10:26 AM (#5890340)
Thanks, Dag. It was my impression it was becoming more common but didn't really know.

So, here is what I think the Phils should do: Hire Baker. Find 2 or 3 decent staty kind of young guys and put them in their minor league teams. When Baker retires in a couple of years (or they fire him), they can pick from those 2 or 3 guys. The other two have experience. To make that palatable to the young guys, make the MiLB managing contract sufficiently lucrative.

Basically, use your minor leagues to train your future managers the way you do with players.
   18. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: October 14, 2019 at 12:46 PM (#5890369)
I don't know for sure, but I don't think Aaron Boone had any previous managing or coaching experience before 2018. Wasn't he a broadcaster or something before he got his job with the Yankees?
   19. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 14, 2019 at 01:15 PM (#5890373)
ESPN & the MLB Network are the new proving grounds for managerial candidates, or sometimes the soft landing spot between gigs.
   20. QLE Posted: October 16, 2019 at 01:12 AM (#5891009)
Beats the hell out of his running for Congress.


If it matters any, he's dropped his bid for Congress
   21. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: October 16, 2019 at 09:19 AM (#5891025)
no one's even blinking an eye at reports that David Ross is front runner for the Cubs job despite his complete lack of traditional qualifications for the job


Hey, he is an ex-catcher! That's pretty traditional for managers.
   22. jacksone (AKA It's OK...) Posted: October 16, 2019 at 12:02 PM (#5891069)
I'm pretty sure Rhode Island natives would love to remind him in person every day that they want their $75 million back.


At some point people really need to get over this. Schilling tried to to create a successful game studio and failed. He didn't just take the money and run like people seem to think. Businesses get investments from state and local governments all the time, some times it works out, some times it doesn't. Just because it didn't work does not mean anything illegal, shady, or shifty happened.

Schilling failing at a business is so low down the list of character flaws of his, it's just petty to bring it up.

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