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After acquiring almost every remaining talented player from the Miami Marlins in one of the most despicable trades in Major League Baseball history, the Toronto Blue Jays are still seeking a manager. While they now feel as if they have the pieces in place to make a World Series run as early as 2013, they would prefer to hire a manager with big league experience. That led them to reach out to Bobby Cox, to see if the retired 71-year-old would have any interest in coming out of his brief two year retirement to manager the Blue Jays for at least one or two seasons. At this point, it should be considered a long shot. Cox retired from Atlanta because he felt the time was right. It was not because the Braves were not a contender, as that could not have been further from the truth. Atlanta made the playoffs in Cox’s final year managing the team. But he had said all season that 2012 would be his final year managing. That has not stopped the Blue Jays from at least gauging his interest in returning to Toronto. In my expert opinion, Cox will give them a reply of thanks, but no thanks. While he must be honored to receive the phone call from Blue Jays’ general manager Alex Anthropolous, nothing is likely to coax Cox out of retirement. This is not a situation similar to Phil Jackson and the Los Angeles Lakers. Jackson wanted to come back, but did not get the job. I just don’t see Cox wanting to come back. Granted, this is now an appealing job to any person looking to manage a big league team in 2013. Once considered one of the last places that big league managers – at least ones who had MLB experience – would want to go, following the blockbuster trade that will net the Blue Jays Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, John Buck [again] and Emilio Bonafacio, Toronto is now quite an attractive opening. I just see it being a fit for Cox. Then again, stranger things have happened.   The post MLB Rumors: Will Toronto Blue Jays Hire Bobby Cox As Manager? appeared first on Hardball Chat Baseball Blog.

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Links of the Day 11/15/12

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