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savafan
11-17-2006, 04:52 AM
from rotoworld:

The Associated Press reports that Bob Geren will be Oakland's next manager.
Geren was the favorite right from the start and nothing changed during the interview process. A longtime friend of Billy Beane's, he'll be more willing to go along with the general manager's "suggestions" than an outside candidate might have been. Also, from the sound of things, several of the players will prefer to him the ousted Ken Macha. There hasn't been any word yet on how long of a contract he'll get.

MrCinatit
11-17-2006, 08:45 AM
Former Red. Technically. For four months in the off-season.

RichRed
11-17-2006, 10:48 AM
Another weak-hitting former catcher strikes managerial gold.

Patpacillosjock
11-17-2006, 10:58 AM
another ex major league catcher getting the nod...Dare I ask, will Eddie Taubansee, Joe Oliver, or Jeff Reed be a manager one day???? Lloyd Mclendon, former catcher for the reds, already got his shot with Pittsburg..

Heath
11-17-2006, 11:04 AM
Wasn't Bob Geren the other anchor with Mary Hart on Entertainment Tonight?


:dunno:

Heath
11-17-2006, 11:05 AM
another ex major league catcher getting the nod...Dare I ask, will Eddie Taubansee, Joe Oliver, or Jeff Reed be a manager one day???? Lloyd Mclendon, former catcher for the reds, already got his shot with Pittsburg..

One of the winningest managers in AAA baseball was a guy named Phil Roof. Roof was a light-hitting catcher with several major league teams.

I wonder what Brad Gulden and Steve Christmas are doing these days.

RichRed
11-17-2006, 11:13 AM
Good news for Dann Bilardello and Dave Van Gorder, as they move up a slot on GMs' speed dial.

cumberlandreds
11-17-2006, 11:28 AM
Don't forget Bill Plummer. He was manager of the Mariners for a short time.

Z-Fly
11-17-2006, 01:23 PM
another ex major league catcher getting the nod...Dare I ask, will Eddie Taubansee, Joe Oliver, or Jeff Reed be a manager one day???? Lloyd Mclendon, former catcher for the reds, already got his shot with Pittsburg..

Don't forget Jason LaRue

westofyou
11-17-2006, 01:27 PM
Here's a list of last years skippers and the positions they played, plus some other crud.

http://baseballminutia.com/blog/2006/08/08/the-man-in-the-dugout-part-1/

savafan
11-17-2006, 02:10 PM
Not a single manager is a former pitcher...


Edit: Well, until now thanks to Bud Black.

WVRed
11-17-2006, 07:29 PM
Not a single manager is a former pitcher...


Edit: Well, until now thanks to Bud Black.

Tony LaRussa?

westofyou
11-17-2006, 07:35 PM
Tony LaRussa?

2nd baseman