November 12, 2008

Oquendo still in hunt for manager's job

From the Official Website of the Seattle Mariners, Chris Haft, writing for, reports that Seattle Mariners' GM Jack Zduriencik, has stated that the Mariners' interviews for team manager will not necessarily put a high priority on major league managing experience.

The future field boss of the team, however, would most likely be chosen from a list of candidates with experience on winning ball clubs, and by winning we're talking World Series.

As you know, Jose Oquendo was one of several invited to interview for the position.

Others being considered are "Chicago White Sox third-base coach Joey Cora, Boston Red Sox third-base coach DeMarlo Hale, St. Louis Cardinals third-base coach Jose Oquendo and Red Sox bench coach Brad Mills."

A couple other coaches are in the hunt, having been on the minor league level, but at a time when their respective parent clubs were in the World Series. Those candidates were reported as: "Arizona Diamondbacks third-base coach Chip Hale and Oakland A's bench coach Don Wakamatsu."

Another candidate is "Randy Ready, manager of San Diego's Triple-A Portland affiliate."

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Mariners have eyes on winners
Success a common thread among managerial candidates
By Chris Haft /