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Report: Nationals manager Matt Williams will be fired

The Matt Williams era will be coming to a closer sooner rather than later according a report from Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Heyman is also reporting that Mike Rizzo won’t be fired for his role in constructing this Nationals team that failed to live up to expectations, and that the main reasons for Williams’ firing are the buildup of losses this season and the fact that he...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

AP source: Manny Acta interviews for Marlins' managing job

MIAMI (AP) A person familiar with the situation says former major league manager Manny Acta has interviewed for the Miami Marlins' managerial job. The person confirmed Tuesday's interview to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Marlins declined to comment. The interview is the strongest indication yet that current manager Dan Jennings won't be back in that...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins reportedly interview Manny Acta for managerial post

MIAMI -- According to multiple reports, the Miami Marlins interviewed Manny Acta on Tuesday to be the team's next manager. Acta last coached in the majors in 2012 with the Cleveland Indians. Over three years, they went 214-266, never finishing above .500 but placing second in the American League Central in 2011. As the manager of the Washington Nationals from 2007-09, Acta posted...
Via Fox Sports Florida
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Little Cowboy Rides Again

Manny Acta once referred to Josh Tomlin as his “Little Cowboy”. The Tribe right-hander did not take too affectionately to the name, however it has stuck against his wishes. The “little cowboy” has showed up in a big way for the Indians since he has returned from right shoulder surgery which sidelined him until August. On April 3rd it was announced that Josh Tomlin underwent...
Via Burning River Baseball
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Is it time for Gardenhire or Acta?

With rumors coming straight from the Detroit Tigers Front office that Brad Ausmus will be fired at seasons end it’s clear the Detroit Tigers have a leak. It’s not like Tiger Fans didn’t have a pretty good idea he was going to get fired anyway, the rumor is just confirming what many believed. Detroit is operating at a level of desperation these days, owner Mike Ilitch wants...
Via The Majors Detroit
25 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN’s Glanville, Acta, Larkin in the running for Rays managerial job

ESPN may be losing yet another talented MLB analyst to the ranks of the league. On Friday, the Tampa Bay Rays interviewed ESPN’s Doug Glanville for their managerial position, the ninth of ten candidates identified by the club this winter as a replacement for new Cubs manager Joe Maddon. On Saturday, they interviewed ESPN’s Barry Larkin, who earned election to the Baseball Hall...
Via Awful Announcing
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Cash, Acta among Rays managerial candidates

The Tampa Bay Rays released a list of eight candidates to become of their next manager. Two are familiar to Indians fans in Manny Acta and Kevin Cash. Cash, who is a Tampa native, is the Tribe's bullpen coach and interviewed for the Rangers' opening that went to Jeff Banister. Cash was in the Rays organization in 2005-06, spending most of his time in Triple-A Durham. Acta was the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Dave Martinez, Manny Acta among candidates as Rays search for manager

The Tampa Bay Rays have given shape to their managerial search by naming eight candidates Thursday to a preliminary list of interview candidates. "This is a preliminary list of candidates, and we expect it will grow as we continue through this process," Matt Silverman, the Rays' president of baseball operations, said in a statement. "With a talented core of players and a strong clubhouse...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: Indians, Rays, Dodgers, D-Backs, Jack Z.

Things didn’t work out for Manny Acta in Cleveland. The saber-savvy skipper was fired after the Indians finished the 2012 season 26 games under .500. In his three years at the helm, the Tribe went 214-266. I caught up with Acta at this week’s SABR Analytics Conference, in Phoenix. My first question was straight and […]
Via Fangraphs
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

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