Derek Jeter was Almost a Houston Astro?

It’s fun to play what might have been, right? Did you know that instead ending up with the New York Yankees, Derek Jeter was real close to being a member of the Houston Astros? It’s true. The Astros had the first pick in the 1992 draft and they were looking long and hard at the future Hall of Famer, but were scared off due to money concerns. In short…Houston thought Jeter would...
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The HOVG Podcast: Lew Temple (Part One)

This week, Shawn Anderson and Lou Olsen talk to actor (and former Houston Astros scout!) Lew Temple. In the first part of what ends up being a spectacular baseball discussion, Lew tells the boys about his days as a Houston Astros scout, the team drafting Craig Biggio, passing on Derek Jeter and shares his thoughts on steroids. Also, Lew drops some nuggets about his friendship with...
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6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bret Saberhagen leads Diamond Resorts Invitational

WINDERMERE, Fla. (AP) Two-time Cy Young Award winner Bret Saberhagen scored 25 points Thursday in the Diamond Resorts Invitational to take a two-point lead in the modified Stableford event for celebrity athletes and entertainers. Players receive six points for eagle, three for birdie, one for par, zero for bogey and minus-2 for double bogey and higher. Saberhagen had an eagle...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Points: Kennedy, Roberts, Nevin

Especially for teams that are out of the playoff race for the World Series title, news is few and far between in the month of October. The Padres continue to look for the club’s next manager and little information has came out regarding the club’s plan for the offseason. However, one player’s name came up this week. According to a report by Jon Heyman of, the...
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October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Mariners set to hire Scott Servais as new manager

You’ve probably either heard this or said it yourself: Catchers seem to make the best managers. The Seattle Mariners are certainly hoping so with their new hire. Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal initially reported that Scott Servais, who had been the assistant general manager with the Los Angeles Angels, was the front-runner for the managerial gig in Seattle. Reports then began to...
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October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Whack-a-Manager With Phil Nevin

After letting Pat Murphy know he would not be getting the job, the search began for a new manager of the San Diego Padres. Sources are telling us who is being interviewed for the position, so let’s take a closer look. It’s time to play Whack-a-Manager with Phil Nevin! Nevin was the first overall pick of the 1992 draft by the Houston Astros out of Cal State Fullerton. He was...
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October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Source: Marlins have interviewed Phil Nevin twice for managerial position

Arizona Diamondbacks minor-league manager Phil Nevin has interviewed twice for the Miami Marlins managerial position, according to a source. Nevin has also interviewed for the Washington Nationals and San Diego Padres managerial positions and is scheduled to interview with the Seattle Mariners regarding their opening at the manager spot, the source said. It’s unlikely the Marlins...
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October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

2016 San Diego Padres Managerial Prospects

The San Diego Padres have officially announced they are moving on from interim manager Pat Murphy. With that the front office is now in the process of looking for the team’s first full-time manager since the Padres hired Bud Black over nine years ago. In speaking to the media last Monday morning at Petco Park, A.J. Preller indicated that the team is looking for someone to get their...
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October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Nevin learning like other call-ups

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October 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Rewind: Bobby Jones Shuts Down Dodgers

Thirteen years ago today, the Padres beat the Dodgers, 8-0, at Qualcomm Stadium. The victory improved San Diego’s record to 43-58 and pulled them to within 4 ½ games of the fourth-place Colorado Rockies. It was epic. Also epic: Bobby Jones. The Padres employed two pitchers with that name. This is the right-hander from Fresno, not the left-hander from New Jersey (though they sometimes...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies draftee Tyler Nevin learns from father's minor league players

Last week the Rockies signed their third Draft pick, No. 38 overall, Tyler Nevin. The 18-year-old third baseman is the son of Phil Nevin -- former major leaguer and No. 1 overall pick in the 1992 MLB Draft.While Tyler Nevin has certainly learned much from his father throughout the years, Phil Nevin’s current position has also proven insightful for the younger Nevin. According to...
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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Nikorak, Nevin signed with Rockies

Thursday afternoon, the Colorado Rockies announced they have signed both their second and third picks of the the 2015 MLB first year player draft, Mike Nikorak and Tyler Nevin. OFFICIAL: The #Rockies and first-round selection (27th overall) Mike Nikorak have agreed to terms. #MLBDraft — #VoteRox (@Rockies) June 18, 2015 Nikorak, the 27th overall pick...
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June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Legend Dave Roberts Named San Diego Padres Interim Manager

The San Diego Padres fired manager Bud Black on Monday in the midst of his eighth season at the helm of the team. While they search for a replacement, an old friend will be taking control of managerial duties. Dave Roberts will be the #Padres manager until they find a replacement.— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) June 15, 2015 The #Padres will look...
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Dissecting the First Two Days of the MLB Draft

As always, the first two days (Top 10 rounds) of the Major League Baseball Draft were exciting and filled with surprises. Despite being billed as a weaker draft than most years, lots of projectable and polished talent were taken over the first ten rounds, though it’s quite possible that there are no superstars. It was a good day for a number of players and teams, as listed below...
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June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies draft Tyler Nevin, son of former major leaguer, 38th overall

With their second pick in the Draft and the 38th overall pick, the Colorado Rockies selected third baseman Tyler Nevin out of Poway (Calif.) High School. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because the 18-year-old is the son of former major leaguer and longtime San Diego Padre, Phil Nevin.Nevin’s father was actually the first overall selection in the 1992 Draft out of Cal-State...
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June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies take four players in the top 50 picks

The Colorado Rockies had four of the top 50 picks in Monday MLB first-year player draft. The club went with all high school players in the 50th draft in the MLB’s history. With the third pick in the draft, the Rockies selected shortstop Brandon Rodgers out of Lake Mary high School in Florida. The Rockies believe Rodgers was the best player available best player – he was the top...
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June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Short story: MLB draft opens with 3 shortstops for 1st time

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) Long night, short story. When the Arizona Diamondbacks selected Vanderbilt slugger Dansby Swanson with the top pick in the Major League Baseball draft Monday, it marked the start of a record run on shortstops. Houston had the second choice and scooped up Alex Bregman from LSU. Colorado then made it 3 for 3 by tabbing Florida high schooler Brendan Rodgers. On...
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June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers suspend Erisbel Arruebarrena for remainder of 2015 season

As reported by the Associated Press, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced on Thursday that they have suspended Cuban infielder Erisbel Arruebarrena for the remainder of the 2015 season for ”repeated failures to comply with his contract.”Touted by many as another premier defensive force when he signed his initial contract five year, $25 million contract in February 2014, Arruebarrena...
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May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Amateur Interviews Vol. II: Phil Nevin

Phil Nevin is the manager of the Reno Aces, the triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.  He spent 10 years in the major leagues, most notably wit the San Diego Padres where he became an All-Star in 2001.  He owns a .270 lifetime batting average with over 200 home runs.     What has been the mood here in the early days of spring training? “The mood here has been great...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks hire Chip Hale as manager

 PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks have chosen Chip Hale as their next manager.  The D-backs plan to announce the hiring at a 2 p.m. press conference that can be seen live on FOX Sports Arizona.  Hale, 49, has served as manager Bob Melvin's bench coach in Oakland the last three seasons after spending the previous two years as the third base coach/infield coach with the New York Mets...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Multiple reports cite Tracy, Hale, Nevin, Alomar Jr. as finalists

PHOENIX -- Multiple reports say the Diamondbacks pared their list of managerial candidates to three or four finalists and could announce Kirk Gibson's replacement as early as Monday, though a team source told FOX Sports Arizona finalists have not been determined. USA Today, citing its own sources, listed former NL manager of the year Jim Tracy, former Arizona third base coach Chip...
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October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Alomar a finalist for Arizona job

Indians first base coach Sandy Alomar Jr. is reportedly one of the four finalists for the Arizona managers job. USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that Alomar, Oakland bench coach Chip Hale, Diamondbacks Triple-A manager Phil Nevin and Jim Tracy, who has managerial experience in the majors, are the other candidates. The Diamondbacks are believed to want to make a decision next week...
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October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Rumors: Manager announcement expected on Monday

The Arizona Diamondbacks season was a major flop this year.  Instead of contending for a playoff spot, the club ended up battling for last place and the worst record in baseball.  From the start to the finish the club never found the .500 mark.  Because of this, manager Kirk Gibson lost his job.  With a job open, NBCsports is reporting that a managerial decision is expected...
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October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Source: "Strong feeling" Twins want to talk to Phil Nevin to become manager

The Minnesota Twins recently fired manager Ron Gardenhire and are now looking for their first manager since 1986. They had a disappointing season, going 70-92, and continuing the streak of four straight seasons without making the playoffs. They will need a new voice in the clubhouse and have many options out on the table. #454502602 / A league source told said...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

As Derek Jeter goes, is fellow '92 draftee Phil Nevin coming back?

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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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