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Rays Reveal Managerial Candidates

Earlier today the Rays formally announced their preliminary list of managerial candidates. Here are the eight names that were given:

Manny Acta: A former two-time manager (Washington and Cleveland) currently serving as an analyst for ESPN. Is known for embracing advanced metrics.

Kevin Cash: Former big-league catcher including a stint with the (Devil) Rays. After retiring, he served as an advanced scout (Toronto) and is the current bullpen coach in Cleveland.

Craig Counsell: Played for five teams over a 15-year career. Has experience in front office and broadcast booth.

Raul Ibanez: MLB veteran most recently with Kansas City. Known for leadership ability in the clubhouse.

Dave Martinez: Joe Maddon’s bench coach and former (Devil) Ray. Thought by many to be the favorite.

Charlie Montoyo: Nearly two decades of service to the Tampa Bay organization. Spent last eight seasons as manager for Triple-A Durham. Has managed at 29 members of the current 40-man roster.

Don Wakamatsu: Former manager (Seattle) and current bench coach with Kansas City. Worked as a coach in the Arizona, Toronto and Texas organizations as well as a scout with the Yankees. Named to Maddon’s All-Star staff.

Ron Wotus: Long-time bench coach with San Francisco. Has been top lieutenant of three of the last five World Series champions. Pacific Coast League manager of the year in 1997.

One Comment

  1. I like some combination of Montoyo and Martinez. Ibanez and Acta are interesting names, in Raul’s case perhaps a smaller role.

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