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Friday, October 25, 2019

MLB rumors: Giants to interview Astros bench coach Joe Espada in person

It’s beginning to look more and more like Farhan Zaidi might have found his man.

The Giants’ search for a new manager has featured a number of candidates—from A’s quality control coach Mark Kotsay to Cubs first base coach Will Venable—interviewing to replace legendary manager Bruce Bochy. One name that has become prevalent in recent days is Astros bench coach Joe Espada.

Zaidi reportedly interviewed Espada over the phone since the Astros currently are playing the Nationals in the World Series. Espada appears to check most of the boxes for Zaidi, and the Astros bench coach is flying to San Francisco on Thursday. during Houston’s off day, for an in-person interview, MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reported.

Espada, 44, hasn’t managed in the big leagues yet, but he has worn just about every other hat. He has been a bench coach, a third base coach and an infield coach in the majors, as well as a hitting coach and an infield coach in the minors. He also managed in the Puerto Rico Winter League and has been a coach in the World Baseball Classic.

So, will he have to give a teaching demonstration, or will he merely need to present on his current research?

 

QLE Posted: October 25, 2019 at 01:25 AM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: giants, joe espada, managerial search

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   1. The Duke Posted: October 25, 2019 at 10:03 AM (#5894335)
How does this guy have so much time to interview given that the Astros are in the World Series ? You don’t just show up for an interview. You have to prepare, study, etc. has he been given leave from the Astros ?
   2. QLE Posted: October 28, 2019 at 01:26 AM (#5895332)

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