Originally Posted by batsfan
Plently of guys have gone straight to the majors as managers, Matheny and Girardi are some recent example, A.J. Hinch is a good example as well, since he was not a big name player. People have been talking about how Corky Miller will be a great manager for years, I see no reason he could not jump to AA or AAA at least with his first job. I always assumed he would be the guy to follow Rick Sweet, but I would not be surprised at all if he became hitting coach in AA, with the brand new team and former major league manager to learn from.
Managing is a little bit different from coaching. I think with coaching, they want to see how you do with the "hands on" molding of players at the lower levels first, where as with managing its more about handing personalities, giving advice and making decisions on strategies and such. Different jobs.