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...
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...
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...
When last we saw Josh Tomlin, he was Manny Acta’s, Little Cowboy. The cavalry came riding back into town in style, Tuesday night. Tomlin earned the nickname from Acta for his competitive nature and southern, gritty attitude. That grittiness was ... Read More
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 […]
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