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Jason Giambi will interview to be Rockies manager

Oct 16, 2012, 10:15 AM EST

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Speculation about Jason Giambi being a candidate for the Rockies’ managerial opening is speculation no more, as Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that Giambi will officially interview for the job.

Renck calls him the Rockies’ “final in-house candidate.”

Giambi hasn’t retired as a player yet and in fact underwent hernia surgery last week to get ready for a potential 2013 return, but the 41-year-old former MVP has said he’d call it quits as a player if the Rockies hire him as a manager.

Oh well. A player/manager would have been fun, especially one known to wear a t-shirt that reads “party like a rock star, hammer like a porn star, rake like an all-star.”

  1. atworkident - Oct 16, 2012 at 10:24 AM

    This will give a new meaning to Rocky Mountain HiGH.

  2. personalspaceinvader - Oct 16, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    I’ve also heard rumors they might offer him the AAA manager position in Colorado Springs or the major league hitting coach position left vacant after Lansford was dismissed. Might be a good idea. He isn’t exactly working with what Mike Matheny is working with in St. Louis, talent-wise.

    • pdowdy83 - Oct 16, 2012 at 11:07 AM

      Fowler, Gonzalez and Tulowitzki are good pieces to have. Wilin Rosario has a power bat behind the plate. They also have some decent supporting players in Jordan Pacheco, Michael Cuddyer, DJ LeMahiue, Chris Nelson and Josh Rutledge. The offensive pieces are there if any of the pitching pieces like Alex White, Juan Nicasio and Drew Pomeranz can put it together and they get a full year out of Chacin.

      They had a bad year this season but I don’t think they are that far off from contending in the NL West.

      • jholls3 - Oct 16, 2012 at 11:42 PM

        “They had a bad year this season but I don’t think they are that far off from contending in the NL West.”

        ARE YOU SERIOUS???? No doubt they have talent on this team with Fowler, Tulo, and Gonzo but in no way are they even close to competing for the NL West. To be honest with you I was surprised they didn’t trade away young talent at the deadline like they have in years past. The new owners of the Dodgers aren’t acquiring big money contract for no reason. Even though they were “forced” to take on some dead money in Beckett but they are trying to get better. The Rockies have no shot of landing any FA pitchers thanks in part to the basket-case that was Jeremy Guthrie, why would anyone want to come and pitch in Denver?

        Saying the Rockies had a “bad” season is an understatement and completely asinine. Losing a franchise high 98 games while the owners refuse to admit they have no clue what they are doing will continually put the Rockies in the bottom half of the league with no shot at the NL West. To think otherwise is exactly what the Monforts want. They will continue to make money, filling Coors Field with fans oblivious to the fact they are watching a horrible product.

  3. nolanwiffle - Oct 16, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    If a knew a prospective employee even owned that t-shirt, I wouldn’t hire him. Furthermore, I believe the EEOC would be OK with that.

    • ezthinking - Oct 16, 2012 at 11:10 AM

      Most workplaces don’t allow media interviews in rooms where people walk around naked so I’m guessing the shirt won’t be an issue.

      • nolanwiffle - Oct 16, 2012 at 11:35 AM

        The fact remains that any person that would wear that t-shirt is a horse’s ass.

    • brokea$$lovesmesomeme - Oct 16, 2012 at 1:32 PM

      Lighten up dude, it’s a fucking t-shirt.

      • nolanwiffle - Oct 16, 2012 at 1:58 PM

        Lighten up, Friendo, it was a fucking joke.

      • dirtfrompeedysuniform - Oct 16, 2012 at 4:10 PM

        Oh I get it and his name aint friendo

  4. APBA Guy - Oct 16, 2012 at 12:25 PM

    All this outrage over a t-shirt? Has everyone forgotten his thong?

    You have to wonder, what is it the Colorado’s management sees in the now more mature Giambi?

  5. townballblog - Oct 16, 2012 at 1:36 PM

    Who was the last player/manager?

    • foreverchipper10 - Oct 16, 2012 at 2:08 PM

      We believe it was Pete Rose.

      • townballblog - Oct 17, 2012 at 10:34 AM

        thanks!

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