Oct 21, 2012, 1:30 PM EST
Troy Renck, beat writer for the Denver Post, provides the scoop:
There are no misperceptions of his intentions. Jason Giambi wants to become the next manager of the Rockies.
He is willing to retire as a player to make this happen. He is willing to work within the framework of baseball’s most unusual infrastructure.
Giambi’s candidacy went from intriguing to legitimate after his impressive interview Thursday. He is expected to have another meeting, likely with general manager Dan O’Dowd and owner Dick Monfort.
Renck says the Rockies “aren’t even sure they will look at outside candidates anymore” because of how well Giambi has been received.
This all may seem a bit odd, but consider that the Cardinals’ Mike Matheny — who entered the season without a lick of managerial experience — has guided his team to within one victory of the World Series.
And Matheny’s hitting coach, Mark McGwire, is an admitted former steroid user just like Giambi.
- Blue Jays sign Dayan Viciedo to a minor league deal 8
- Chris Sale will be sidelined for three weeks with foot fracture 11
- Aramis Ramirez says 2015 will be his last year 32
- Francisco Rodriguez re-signs with the Brewers 9
- If addiction is an illness — and it is — Josh Hamilton shouldn’t be suspended 305
- Pirates open to massive extension for Andrew McCutchen 18
- Report: Josh Hamilton had a relapse this offseason that “involved at least cocaine” 86
- Yankees don’t plan on having to pay A-Rod’s $30 million in home run milestone bonuses 52
- If addiction is an illness — and it is — Josh Hamilton shouldn’t be suspended (305)
- San Francisco — and all of California — will consider a smokeless tobacco ban that includes MLB parks (131)
- Brian Sabean says that California taxes are a hindrance to the Giants signing free agents (102)
- Ichiro is happy to be away from Joe Girardi (88)
- Report: Josh Hamilton had a relapse this offseason that “involved at least cocaine” (86)