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While America is busy weighing the choice for the next leader of this free nation of ours, the Rockies have decided to huddle up and decide if the six candidates interviewed so far hold the next team manager within their ranks.
Those that were interviewed include Tom Runnells (Rockies Bench coach), Jason Giambi (Rockies first baseman and “DH”), Walt Weiss (former Rockies shortstop), Jerry Manuel (former White Sox and Mets manager), Pete Mackanin (former Phillies bench coach) and Matt Williams (current Diamondbacks bench coach). A “source” has said the next manager will likely come from one of those six, but it isn’t impossible that the team could continue the search, possibly looking at Giants bench coach Ron Wotus.
Monfort, Dan O’Dowd and Geivett are scheduled to meet later in the week to narrow it down to just one.
So, what are your thoughts? Here are two polls, one based on who you would like to get the position and one to see who you think will get it, knowing the two don’t always coincide.
[Update] It looks like Manuel and Mackanin are out of the “running” for Rockies manager, which leaves us with four. Giambi, Weiss and Williams are invited back for more interviews while the two-day interviews with Runnells seems to be enough to keep him at home and still considered. There has also been word that the team won’t decide until next week at the soonest.