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    Which current/just retired players do you see becoming a ML manager?

    Use your crystal ball and tell us who you think may become a ML manager in the future and why.

    Not my list......
    A member of the Boone family perhaps?
    Junior, a MLB manager?
    Rich Aurilia? He knows how to plaly the game.
    Barry Larkin? Eric Davis? Jason Larue? etc
    Chris Denorfia, after all he is a legend in fantansy baseball minds.

    I thought this might be a good topic of discussion instead of all the Reds/Nat trade threads.

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    Re: Which current/just retired players do you see becoming a ML manager?

    Hard for me to imagine any former player in this age doing it. They have all made so much money as players... no reason to get bogged down with a JOB. Players in the past needed income once their playing days were over and tried to catch on as a coach or even a manager. I can see career minor-leaguer types or cup-of-coffee in the MLs types doing it (Dave Miley).
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    Re: Which current/just retired players do you see becoming a ML manager?

    I don't think it's always about the money.

    But in that case, how about someone not as well-paid like a Ryan Freel. Granted he has to learn to set an example, but than again Billy Martin wasn't a saint either.

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    Re: Which current/just retired players do you see becoming a ML manager?

    I always thought Larkin would have. I think he burned a lot of bridges in baseball particularly in Cincinnati. I think he'd have a hard time finding interest, although, Jimbo might hire him for that role?
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    Re: Which current/just retired players do you see becoming a ML manager?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2001MUgrad
    I always thought Larkin would have. I think he burned a lot of bridges in baseball particularly in Cincinnati. I think he'd have a hard time finding interest, although, Jimbo might hire him for that role?
    Maybe, but Castellini loves the old reds, he may not care about what went on with the past owners, it seems like they just didn't want the vets around, as seen by Castellinis past camp w/ Mario Soto Browning and others talking and working w/ pitchers, we may see Larkin coaching a hige fan of his, Brandon Phillips into his starting SS role this off-season
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    Re: Which current/just retired players do you see becoming a ML manager?

    A disproportionately high percentage of managers come from the catching ranks; for that reason, I think Ausmus and Matheny will be on the fast track considering their longevity in MLB and their reputation as "game managers."

    Granted, the ranks aren't as heavily sprinkled with former catchers as in the past, but all the same, if picking a current player as "most likely," for my money it would have to be a catcher.

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    Re: Which current/just retired players do you see becoming a ML manager?

    Cal Ripken - soaked up a lot of knowledge from his dad and has helped kids learn the fundamentals to the game.

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    Re: Which current/just retired players do you see becoming a ML manager?

    Robin Yount comes to mind as he seems to be a well respected guy in baseball and he still loves being in the dugout as a coach and teacher to the young guys like Weeks and Hardy.I always thought someone would give Chris Chambliss a shot.
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    Re: Which current/just retired players do you see becoming a ML manager?

    Mark Grace, Eddie Taubensee, Sean Casey just to name a few
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    Re: Which current/just retired players do you see becoming a ML manager?

    I said in the Reggie Reggie Reggie thread that I've always thought he'd make a good manager.

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    Re: Which current/just retired players do you see becoming a ML manager?

    Ripken, Dempsey, Yount and Molitor
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    Re: Which current/just retired players do you see becoming a ML manager?

    George Grande nominates Jim Edmonds
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    Re: Which current/just retired players do you see becoming a ML manager?

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    Re: Which current/just retired players do you see becoming a ML manager?

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    Re: Which current/just retired players do you see becoming a ML manager?

    I read Dempsey, thought "Dempster" and almost crapped my pants before re-reading for clarity...

    Jerry was a catcher too, was he not? And that wacky Boone feller. I guess being a catcher isn't enough by itself...
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