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The Rockies managerial candidates include … Jason Giambi?

Oct 9, 2012, 12:30 PM EDT

Jim Tracy resigned and the Rockies are trying to figure out who might replace him.  Troy Renck names some names:

As for the outside candidates, one would figure that Alomar would wait to see if he’s asked to stay on in Cleveland and Ausmus might want to wait to see if the Red Sox want him.

The internals: Giambi?  That would be unexpected. I know that he has, in his post Yankees life, transformed into a good organizational guy and a mentor, but I don’t recall anyone ever talking about him like he’s managerial material. Could be fun. And not just because it would make anti-PED people’s heads explode.

  1. deathmonkey41 - Oct 9, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    I’m going to throw Wayne Tolleson’s name in the mix…just because it’s been far too long since MLB mentioned the name Waybe Tolleson.

  2. Francisco (FC) - Oct 9, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    make anti-PED people’s heads explode

    You mean they still have something left after Mark McGwire became a hitting coach?

  3. icanspeel - Oct 9, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    All I know is if I was a player and Giambi was my manager I’d want to avoid pissing him off

  4. polegojim - Oct 9, 2012 at 1:58 PM

    Pathetic… and delusional.

    How long… will Rockies revolving Managerial policy masquerade and cover for the inept and incompetent manner the entire organization is ran from the top down? Too many managers have success on BOTH sides of their Rockies stint, but mediocrity… or typically worse… while in Colorado…. see Jim Leyland.

    How long… will a city filled with blind baseball homers wear the colors and expect nothing more than a beer and a hot-dog?

    How long… will the Rockies be the joke of MLB… and behave as though they do not care?

    What credible manager would take this job? Answer – NONE. That’s why you see names like Giambi.

    • yahmule - Oct 9, 2012 at 3:12 PM

      Not to excuse the Rockies inept, insulated, pink slime peddling ownership, but Jim Leyland quit after one season in Colorado and was justifiably blackballed for several years as a result.

      • polegojim - Oct 9, 2012 at 3:31 PM

        Yes Yah, but then Detroit picked him up and he again proved the high quality nature of his Managerial skills.

        Rockies = Browns = Blue Jackets = Wizards

        Rockies issues are deeply ingrained VERY high up. It’s an insult to baseball fans for them to continue to pin their excellently perfected LOSING ways… on the Manager.

        When LOSING becomes the ‘acceptable culture’… which it has in Colorado… the solution is NOT the Manager.

  5. jeffrp - Oct 9, 2012 at 2:06 PM

    Giambi was a good org guy and a mentor while he was with the Yankees (and heck with the A’s) but other narratives took precedence. I have know earthly idea if he’s a good managerial candidate but let’s not pretend he has undergone some sort of redemption or that he needed to.

  6. vallewho - Oct 9, 2012 at 2:31 PM

    I guess that the feeling is that if no one else wrote about it before, then it didn’t happen….

  7. ezwriter69 - Oct 9, 2012 at 3:42 PM

    Giambi? Wait, I linked to The Onion by mistake, right?
    Well, at least he can teach them how to ‘roid properly… if you’re not cheatin’ you’re not trying, right Rocks? No more classy losers, the Rocks are going to make it clear that they are willing to lie and cheat if that’s what it takes to win. Why not Pete Rose or ManRam as manager, they’re available too? Bring in Melky and go after Braun and make this the ‘roiders haven all the way!

    • stlouis1baseball - Oct 9, 2012 at 4:33 PM

      Fallen off the deep end a bit huh EZ?

  8. Bar None - Oct 9, 2012 at 6:17 PM

    Giambi as player manager?

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