Monday, October 12, 2009

And add Bob Melvin, while you're at it. And Al Pedrique

MyFoxHouston has a report that former Diam'ndbac's manager Bob Melvin has been contacted about the open managerial job in Houston.

"I'm honored to be considered for this job in what I consider to be a great organization that commits to winning every year. In that respect I am very happy."

And add Al Pedrique, as well. Wade:
"I think Al is a tremendous baseball man. I think he'll make an outstanding big league manager. Al is a great asset to the organization."

Whether or not he'll make an outstanding big league manager in Houston remains to be seen.

So to recap, here are you're confirmed managerial candidates (in no particular order):
Bob Melvin
Al Pedrique
Dave Clark
Tim Bogar
Brad Mills
Manny Acta

Jim Fregosi has not been confirmed but is strongly linked to the candidacy.


Spruce said...

I have very little interest in Melvin. Almost none in Fregosi. I'm not sure why, but I am really intrigued by the idea of Bogar getting a shot to manage here. I realize that the "Cooper getting a shot" experiment was a failure but I am still much more interested in seeing a first-time manager with some real potential in Houston rather than an older manager who has been away from the MLB for a good while like Fregosi.

Notice though that I am leaving the door open for current managers who may be looking for a new job because if LaRussa, by some miracle, made his way to Houston I would be one of the first on the bandwagon.

The Constable. said...


I'm with you. Of all the names, I'm interested in Acta and Bogar the most. First thing whomever the new manager is should do is to bring a crowbar and bust up someone who isn't on the 40-man roster. Just to screw with Berkman and Lee.

If Dave Clark's Gold Gloves impressed Berkman, then what kind of fire will it light under his rear end when he has to worry about battery for not running hard?

If La Russa came to Houston with Duncan, I would take back everything bad I ever said about him. Every DUI joke. Every Rudolph Nose crack. Every bit of it. And it would take a long time. But if he goes to Cincinnati, all bets are off...