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Waiting For Next Year:
According to the Toronto Sun (with a hat tip to Paul Hoynes) the candidates to replace John Farrell as manager of the Toronto Blue Jays include Sandy Alomar Jr. and Manny Acta-
“And Manny Acta, who managed both the Washington Nationals and the Cleveland Indians, and also coached in Montreal. Acta was also in Washington when Brown was the scouting director, putting together the powerhouse which came within one out of reaching the National League Championship Series.
The second winter-book installment in the 13th running of the Blue Jays managerial stakes:
P | Name | Odds
1. Jim Tracy, 56, former Rockies manager 3-1
2. Sandy Alomar, Jr., 46, Indians, bench coach 3-1
3. Manny Acta, 43, former Indians, Nats manager 3-1
4. Don Wakamatsu, 49, Jays bench coach 5-1
5. Tim Wallach, 55, Dodgers third base coach 7-1
6. Demarlo Hale, 51, Orioles third base coach 10-1
7. Brad Ausmus, 43, Padres special assistant 12-1
8. Mike Maddux, 51, Rangers pitching coach 15-1
9. Cito Gaston, 68, former Jays manager 20-1
10. Ernie Whitt, 60, Baseball Canada manager 25-1″
[Related: We don't have a 1B, LF or DH but that's going to change.]
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