Oct 21, 2012, 1:30 PM EDT
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.
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