Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Ron Wotus a Major League Manager?

The upcoming offseason should see a number of managerial changes, we know of one definitely happening and that's with the Washington Nationals. By our estimate, we figure that at least four other clubs will also make changes to the managerial role. In years past, Ron Wotus was also mentioned as a guy that would or should be interviewed for a possible manager job. The question is will he? In recent years, it appears clubs have hired proven managers (Terry Francona, Dusty Baker, Fredi Gonzalez, Clint Hurdle) that have a track record or have gone after the former Major League player that had a storied career - think Robin Ventura, Don Mattingly, Kirk Gibson, Mike Matheny. So where does that leave Ron Wotus? He's not getting any younger and quite frankly time is running out for him to be a viable candidate to be a Major League skipper.

Teams that will probably look for a new manager:
Washington Nationals (Davey Johnson retiring)
Toronto Blue Jays
Miami Marlins
Houston Astros
Philadelphia Phillies (Ryne Sandberg is the interim manager now)

Ron Wotus - 1991 Cal League All-Stars Manager

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