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Art Howe would like to be considered for the Blue Jays manager job

Nov 6, 2012, 2:32 PM EDT

Art Howe

Art Howe hasn’t managed since 2004, but Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun caught up with him and he says, sure, he’d be interested if the Blue Jays called him:

Art Howe wants to be the next manager of your Toronto Blue Jays.

…“I want to manage again, the best thing I have going for me is my experience — seven years in the NL, seven in the AL,” said Howe, 65. “Toronto has always been an interesting team, they have some nice talent and were very competitive until they fell off with those injuries to their position players.

“The New York Yankees are a little long in the tooth, with 13 free agents. Toronto plays in the toughest division in baseball, but they are only a few pieces away from doing something.”

I don’t think that open lobbying like that will win him the job, but at least he’s honest.

The article is a good in general, by the way. Lots of stuff about the 2002 A’s, how he was misinterpreted in “Moneyball” and a general walk down memory lane.

  1. cur68 - Nov 6, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    Art Howe as the Beav’s Boss? Sure. He let his players play and didn’t interfere with what worked (except in the movies and then, if you ask me, he was a dick). One of these days Anthopolous will make up his mind, and when he does I’ll be very surprised if its any of the guys mentioned thus far.

    • stex52 - Nov 6, 2012 at 4:01 PM

      No, no. That was just Phillip Seymour. I always thought Lewis gave Howe a bad rap in Moneyball. Beane clearly didn’t like Howe, so Lewis just went with a simple narrative. Bad Guy/Good Guy is an easy way to make your point.

  2. edelmanfanclub - Nov 6, 2012 at 2:53 PM

    Why not give him an interview? He’s probably not going to get it. The game has changed in recent years. Right bobby valentine?

  3. mgflolox - Nov 6, 2012 at 5:28 PM

    I don’t think Art Howe has ever gotten the dredit he deserves for developing the young talent he had in Houston & in Oakland. Craig Biggio, Jeff Bagwell, Ken Caminiti, Luis Gonzales, to name a few with the Astros. Jason Giambi, Eric Chavez, Miguel Tejada, Tim Hudson, Mark Mulder, Barry Zito with the A’s. I think he has a pretty solid record of working with young players.

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