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Rockies interview Manuel, Mackanin, Williams for manager

Oct 28, 2012, 1:05 PM EDT

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Here is the Denver Post‘s Patrick Saunders on the Rockies’ expanding search for a new skipper:

The club has interviewed former major-league manager Jerry Manuel and former Phillies bench coach Pete Mackanin, a major-league source said Saturday. Also, a source confirmed that the Rockies have interviewed current Diamondbacks coach Matt Williams for the managerial post.

Rockies bench coach Tim Runnells, veteran slugger Jason Giambi and former Colorado shortstop Walt Weiss are also believed to be in the running for the job left vacant by Jim Tracy’s sudden resignation.

Giants bench coach Ron Wotus might get an interview once the World Series reaches its conclusion.

There’s no indication as to which candidate might be theĀ frontrunnerĀ at this point. Giambi seemed to have been gaining momentum, but Saunders writes “he has not yet had a second interview” with team officials.

  1. Francisco (FC) - Oct 28, 2012 at 4:20 PM

    I hope Pete get’s a job, he’s been toiling for a long time now. I think he’s accumulated enough experience to deserve a shot a managing. Just not sure if he would fit with the Rockie’s style.

  2. thesmedman - Oct 28, 2012 at 4:27 PM

    Mackanin would be a fine choice.

  3. TheBlindUmp - Oct 28, 2012 at 5:25 PM

    Jason Giambi? Has he coached/managed anywhere?

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