Thursday, October 25, 2012

Bogar turned down the Astros due to contract language

Jon Heyman is reporting that Tim Bogar turned down the Astros' Bench Coach job because they didn't want him interviewing for any other managerial openings.

Bogar is said to have turned down the offer to become the Astros' bench coach because Houston wanted it written into a multi-year offer that he couldn't interview for managerial jobs that might arise elsewhere, sources familiar with the situation say.

Luhnow didn't reply to Heyman's texts (plural), which only tells me that he's the right man for the job.

While it's odd that the stipulation would be written into the contract, I can understand it. The Astros are building for the long-term, and staff continuity is important. If a bench coach isn't interested in sticking around for a few years while the team completes its rebuild, then it's better to know now than to have to go through the process all over again next season.