Who Should be the Next Manager of the Rox?

Bill mentioned Wally Backman yesterday. Backman was on my long list previously posted. I also posted a brief follow-up comment to Bill explaining Backman’s somewhat dubious past – although from purely a baseball standpoint I think he’s easily qualified.

But it got me thinking – this is going to be THE hot topic for the next 6-8 weeks.

Here’s my prediction:

Rox finish season, 2 weeks pass, Rox and WW have a lovey dovey press conference saying they’ve mutually decided to part ways (what a joke – there’s nothing mutual to it in an expiring contract situation). Then…..speculation begins for the next Manager.

I vote that we park our speculation/thoughts on this thread. I’ll revisit my past posts and recycle my long list in the near future. I’ll place those names here. In the meantime, I’m going to throw a “new” name into the mix:

http://m.cubs.mlb.com/roster/coach/111249/chris-bosio

sdcarp

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rockymountainhigh
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rockymountainhigh
3 years ago

I don’t think we need to even handicap #2 or #3. It’s Martinez all the way unless he decides that the Rockies is not a fit for him. I almost think he’s the only choice really due to these factors: 1) Joe Maddon recommended him as perfectly qualified to be the manager smack in the middle of the WS. 2) There is no competition for Martinez and that’s perfect timing for the Rockies to pounce on Martinez. 3) He was… Read more »

mucs10
mucs10
3 years ago

I just submitted this question to the Denver Post Rockies Mailbag. Bet it doesn’t reach the paper or that I don’t get an answer. I have sent 2 other questions this year that somehow never saw the light of day. Your question:: You, and others, seem very high on Bud Black based on the fact that he was a major league pitcher and previous manager in the NL West. He had a losing record in San Diego, never took the… Read more »

rockymountainhigh
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rockymountainhigh
3 years ago

Welcome Mucs10 to RWO. We are glad to have you aboard in this community with no rancor. I am not an numbers crunching type of person. I’ll let the others respond to your question more intelligently than me. 🙂 But I’ll give you my best answer. The main issue the Rockies has had ever since the 2010 season was too much internal hiring and promotions. The Rockies needed a fresh perspective from the outside. Jeff Bridich started pushing the Montfort… Read more »

mucs10
mucs10
3 years ago

Hey RMH. I used to be on the old site all the time. I have not contributed except once or twice since the new site has been up. 99% of the time it was because what I was going to say had already been said. I come to the site everyday because this is a great group of people and you are all very knowledgeable. That all being said, thanks for the welcome. I am not totally against Bud Black.… Read more »

jaredean
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jaredean
3 years ago
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Hey Mucs10, great to have you comment – love the thought of people like you visiting the site from the old ITR days…hope there are more that sit back and enjoy and contribute when they feel the need… I agree with most of what RMH has said in relation to BB. I like our team makeup more than any of the Padres teams in the past. I also like the arguments made for him being an NL West manager, so… Read more »

Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
3 years ago

Good luck Bud Black. I like the way he got hit with the analytics at the press conference. Guy is here 5 minutes and already in the hot seat. Not sure Tom Verducci will ever be a fan of the Rox. I disagree with his assertion that the Rox can never win.

Jim Moore
Jim Moore
3 years ago

Speaking of ITR Cowboy likes the choice of Bud Black as Rockies’ skipper http://m.rockies.mlb.com/news/article/208313960/rockies-made-right-choice-hiring-bud-black/

Agbayani
Agbayani
3 years ago

Glad to see some folks from the old ITR days dropping by again. It’s a good sign that interest is up even if not everyone agrees that Bud Black is the right choice. I’m o.k. with Black. Actually, I’m pretty happy about it. Not because he’s been a huge success as a manager. As others have pointed out, there’s that losing record/no playoffs thing. There’s also that older guy, maybe not analytics driven thing. But still: he ain’t Walt Weiss.… Read more »

Bob K.
Bob K.
3 years ago
mucs10
mucs10
3 years ago

RMH, Jaredean, Sdcarp,and Agbayani, one thanks for the welcome back (though I was reading everyday haha) and also for responding The one great thing about this site is the well written and knowledgeable comments. Not to mention the passion injected into the comments. I knew that I would get responses (unlike the Post) and that they would be insightful, passionate and convincing. Thank you all. You have all given me some better insight into Bud Black. As I said, though,… Read more »

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