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Giants bench coach Ron Wotus interviewed by the Mariners

Oct 28, 2013, 3:53 PM EDT

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A few years ago I wrote a post about Giants bench coach Ron Wotus getting suspended for a game for whatever it was bench coaches can get suspended for. At the time I said that it would probably be the last time I ever used Ron Wotus’ picture on HardballTalk.

Shows you what I know: Jon Heyman reports that the Mariners have interviewed Wotus for their managerial opening.

Ain’t gonna lie: I don’t know much about Wotus apart from that suspension and the fact that, generally speaking, you don’t hear much about the Giants having big on-field tactical blunders that a good bench coach would prevent. So I assume that and his long tenure with Bruce Bochy makes him a good guy who is good at his job.

The job he’s interviewing for? Eh, not exactly drawing star power. So far the Mariners have been linked with Padres bench coach Rick Renteria and Tigers hitting coach Lloyd McClendon, each of whom are interviewing for higher-profile jobs in Chicago and Detroit, respectively.  But good luck to Wotus all the same.

  1. professor30 - Oct 28, 2013 at 4:25 PM

    I believe he is the pride of Colchester,CT if I am not mistaken, but i think everybody knows that.

    • asimonetti88 - Oct 28, 2013 at 4:40 PM

      He’s a graduate of Bacon Academy!

      • gerryb323 - Oct 28, 2013 at 5:02 PM



    • hojo20 - Oct 28, 2013 at 5:19 PM

      As a Norwich bulletin reader, I definitely knew that!

      • professor30 - Oct 28, 2013 at 6:15 PM

        They still print the Bulletin?

  2. rocketbutt - Oct 28, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    If Wotus knows what’s good for him, he’ll hightail it back to San Francisco.

    The Mariners ownership is disinterested, Howard Lincoln and Chuck Armstrong should have been incarcerated years ago for crimes against baseball, and I’m not sure Jack Z does anything except carry Chuck’s water.

    Don’t do it Ron!

  3. mrrooch - Oct 28, 2013 at 4:31 PM

    Wortus is a well liked by players and coaches around the league. Players coach. Obviously has seen what it takes to win 2 World Series, was a big part of that and learned under Bruce Bochy, arguably one of the best managers in the game. And Wotus was up for the Pirates and Rockies job the last couple years, you should know that.

  4. farvite - Oct 28, 2013 at 4:35 PM

    The Ms should be banned from hiring until Chuck Armstrong and Howard Lincoln are fired.

  5. hansob - Oct 28, 2013 at 4:50 PM

    Were Ron Pecota and Ron Babip not available?

  6. rockytony - Oct 28, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    Ron is a superb candidate for this job. He has paid his dues by managing at various minor league levels as well as being a coach wearing various hats with a winning and successful organization, the San Francisco Giants. He not only is well qualified to now manager a major league team. He is of the highest character, honest as hell and knows the game as well as anyone. It would be nice to see a man named to a manager’s job who has actually paid his dues and who has literally earned it. Wotus is exactly that man.

  7. thisdamnbox - Oct 28, 2013 at 7:51 PM


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