Experienced MLB pool for Blue Jays open manager position runs 54 deep
There is a certain train of thought that believes the Blue Jays, with the recent addition of competitive talent that has seemed to make them an instant contender, this line of thinking believes that perhaps GM Alex Anthopoulos should unmistakably change direction in his search for a manager and be certain to hire someone with previous MLB experience.
For those that are interested, whether you agree with this thinking or not, following is a list of the 54 baseball men with major-league managerial experience that do not have their own team at the moment. The list includes just those skippers that have managed one full season or more in the dugout, dating back 13 years to include the 2000 season.
The arbitrary cutoff year for this list seems to make sense since anyone that managed in the back in the 20th century for his last time may have already lost touch with today's players and game. Managers are listed alphabetically by team that they managed.
1-Bob Brenly, D'backs; 2-Bobby Cox, Braves; 3-Mike Hargrove, O's-M's; 4-Lee Mazzilli, O's; 4-Sam Perlozzo, O's; 6-Dave Trembley, O's.
7-Jimy Williams, Bosox-Astros; 8-Grady Little, Bosox-Dodgers; 9-Bobby Valentine, Bosox-Mets; 10-Don Baylor, Cubs; 11-Lou Piniella, Cubs-M's-Rays; 12-Mike Quade, Cubs.
13-Jerry Manuel, Chisox-Mets; 14-Ozzie Guillen, Chisox-Marlins; 15-Jack McKeon, Reds-Marlins; 16-Bob Boone, Reds; 17-Dave Miley, Reds; 18-Jerry Narron, Reds-Rangers.
19-Manny Acta, Indians-Nats; 20-Buddy Bell, Rox-Royals; 21-Jim Tracy, Rox-Dodgers-Pirates; 22-Phil Garner, Tigers-Astros; 23-Alan Trammell, Tigers; 24-Larry Dierker, Astros.
25-Cecil Cooper, Astros; 26-Brad Mills, Astros; 27-Tony Muser, Royals; 28-Tony Pena, Royals; 29-Trey Hillman, Royals; 30-Joe Torre, Dodgers-Yanks.
31-John Boles, Marlins; 32-Jeff Torborg, Marlins; 33-Davey Lopes, Brewers; 34-Ken Macha, Brewers-A's; 35-Tom Kelly, Twins; 36-Art Howe, Mets-A's.
37-Willie Randolph, Mets; 38-Bob Geren, A's; 39-Larry Bowa, Phils; 40-Gene Lamont, Pirates; 41-Lloyd McClendon, Pirates; 42-John Russell, Pirates.
43-Felipe Alou, Giants, Expos; 44-Don Wakamatsu, M's; 45-Tony LaRussa, Cards; 46-Larry Rothschild, Rays; 47-Hal McRae, A's; 48-Jim Fregosi, Jays.
49-Buck Martinez, Jays; 50-Carlos Tosca, Jays; 51-John Gibbons, Jays; 52-Cito Gaston, Jays; 53-Frank Robinson, Expos-Nats; 54-Jim Riggleman, Nats.