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Jason Giambi “remains a candidate” for Rockies’ managerial opening, likely to interview soon

Oct 14, 2012, 12:53 PM EDT

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Troy Renck of the Denver Post suggested earlier this week that Jason Giambi, who hasn’t even officially retired from baseball, might be a candidate to fill the Rockies’ managerial vacancy following Jim Tracy’s sudden resignation. And now that suggestion by Renck has morphed into more of an actual report.

Renck writes in a Sunday column that Giambi “remains a candidate for the Rockies’ manager job until he’s ruled out” and will likely have an interview with team officials at some point over the next week.

Giambi might not seem like the managerial type, given his ties to the BALCO case and a reputation for hard-partying, but Renck says he’s spent the past three years as a “coach-in-training,” mapping out potential moves in his head throughout games. Renck also says Giambi has transformed his personal life.

Sandy Alomar Jr., Tim Wallach and Brad Ausmus are also thought to be in the mix for the job.

  1. ggdavison1 - Oct 14, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    wow, steroid abuser and cheat in the running for leadership role?

    • Old Gator - Oct 14, 2012 at 1:57 PM

      It’s been done. Who’s the Cardinals’ batting instructor?

      • blabidibla - Oct 14, 2012 at 2:26 PM

        Batting Instructor is not the Manager.

      • Old Gator - Oct 14, 2012 at 4:20 PM

        Doooooo tell.

        ggdavison1 didn’t write “manager.” He wrote “leadership role.” A batting instructor fulfills that description.

  2. Old Gator - Oct 14, 2012 at 1:58 PM

    On a more positive note, just out of curiosity, who was the last player-manager in MLB?

    • braddavery - Oct 14, 2012 at 2:23 PM

      Probably Pete Rose.

      • Old Gator - Oct 14, 2012 at 4:21 PM

        Well now ain’t that a bit of synchronicity for ya.

      • dondada10 - Oct 14, 2012 at 4:47 PM

        Gator, I don’t think Pete Rose is evidence that cheats should be allowed to manage. Isn’t that exactly when he bet on games?

    • stlouis1baseball - Oct 15, 2012 at 9:34 AM

      I see what you did there Gator.
      One difference between the two (one was found guilty…the other…not so much).
      But point taken nonetheless.

    • stumblebum76 - Oct 15, 2012 at 3:36 PM

      Peter Edward Rose

  3. brokea$$lovesmesomeme - Oct 14, 2012 at 5:09 PM

    Bill Geivet is the Monforts newest pawn so you will not see any kind of big name interviewed because who ever is picked will be Geivets bitch. The Rockies are the laughing stock of MLB. Rockies games are where you go to see real teams come to play.

  4. badintent - Oct 15, 2012 at 1:31 AM

    @ggdavison1
    Betting on Games and Betting on yourself with roids are two different issues. Most 12 years old can tell the difference. Why can’t you ? Have you been partying with Rose’s bi-sexual fake tits & ass girlfriend ?

  5. jaysjunkie - Oct 15, 2012 at 6:56 AM

    Lol @ “mapping out potential moves in his head throughout games”. That should inspire a lot of confidence from Rockies fans.

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