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GiantsNinersW's
07-20-2008, 02:28 AM
Right now, by my count there are 24 managers in the majors who were also players at one time. I think it's safe to assume that this trend will only continue. So I ask, Which current players do you see becoming managers? This really makes you think.

I can see Jason Varitek, Russell Martin, Milton Bradley, Jamie Moyer, Mike Mussina, and Jim Edmonds all becoming coaches one day but thats just off the top of my head.

redbird89
07-20-2008, 02:36 AM
I think Mike Matheny would make a good coach or manager.
Though he's not a current player. He had to retire last year due to post-concussion syndrome.

sacgiants1213
07-20-2008, 02:38 AM
omar vizquel and jason kendall comes to mind

also matheny

Seamhead
07-20-2008, 02:44 AM
Elijah Dukes.

ugafan
07-20-2008, 02:55 AM
Brian McCann, dad's a great hitting coach, he's got great mechanics. Maybe not a manager, but at least a hitting coach.

nyyfan4life
07-20-2008, 03:39 AM
Jason Varitek. I hate him since he is a Red Sox player but he is arguably the best in-game "manager" in baseball.

I think Mike Mussina would make an awesome pitching coach. According to his peers he is one of the hardest working pitcher and has very, very clean mechanics.

Michael Young can make an awesome hitting coach, IMO.

redbird89
07-20-2008, 03:49 AM
Elijah Dukes.

A baseball coach.

Not a "how to get arrested and impregnate women" coach.

freedas
07-20-2008, 04:57 AM
Right now, by my count there are 24 managers in the majors who were also players at one time. I think it's safe to assume that this trend will only continue. So I ask, Which current players do you see becoming managers? This really makes you think.

I can see Jason Varitek, Russell Martin, Milton Bradley, Jamie Moyer, Mike Mussina, and Jim Edmonds all becoming coaches one day but thats just off the top of my head.

greg maddux, omar vizquel

Humongo
07-20-2008, 05:11 AM
Willie Bloomquist.

He could teach his players how to stay on ML roster despite going nearly a calender year in between extra base hits (not an exaggeration).

G2BOAT
07-20-2008, 05:14 AM
I could see Jeff Kent as a hitting coach or a bench coach.

THE_FLASH_21
07-20-2008, 05:44 AM
John Smoltz, Chipper, all the Molina brothers

Johan=LightsOut
07-20-2008, 06:37 AM
How about David Wright, hes only 25 and already the leader of the Mets

Twinke Masta
07-20-2008, 08:00 AM
I can see David Wright, Brian Schneider and Damion Easley becoming great coaches

long ball
07-20-2008, 10:30 AM
Gabe Kapler. Heck he's already been a manager.

ILikeThePhils
07-20-2008, 10:45 AM
Lastings Milledge



Ya dig?

ILikeThePhils
07-20-2008, 10:46 AM
John Smoltz, Chipper, all the Molina brothers



The Molinas will become a coaching staff

Tragedy
07-20-2008, 10:50 AM
Elijah Dukes.
:laugh:

I could see Varitek sometime down the line. Omar seems like another good fit. John Smoltz? Doubtful, but you never know.

Joe505
07-20-2008, 11:07 AM
Aaron Rowand/Jeff Kent/Omar Vizquel.

Theriot2
07-20-2008, 11:21 AM
Jason Varitek, Omar Vizquel, and Greg Maddux

Pence_Bears57
07-20-2008, 11:29 AM
don't laugh

Craig Counsell, dude looks like a destined coach

shrek
07-20-2008, 11:45 AM
i read long time ago in paper that cubs are grooming Henry Blanco as a future MLB manager.

Sportscenterman
07-20-2008, 12:01 PM
I don't think he will but mariano Rivera, the professor, could be a great pitching coach. He has been teaching his cut fastball a lot lately, like at the ASG and I could definitely see him as a pitching coach

ouryearfish
07-20-2008, 12:03 PM
wes helms.

Bob Loblaw
07-20-2008, 12:44 PM
Willie Bloomquist.

He could teach his players how to stay on ML roster despite going nearly a calender year in between extra base hits (not an exaggeration).


Lol to be fair his walk off hit against the Jays would have been a double had the winning run not been on 3rd.

Epic89
07-20-2008, 12:55 PM
Carlos Guillen; Leyland says so all the time

Havoc Wreaker
07-20-2008, 01:05 PM
Pujols, Jeter, Piazza

koldjerky
07-20-2008, 01:23 PM
Chris Coste, Jason Varitek

Brendan
07-20-2008, 01:32 PM
Sort of off topic because its about ownership and he is retired but every O's fan is hoping that Cal Ripken JR will become the O's owner someday

Yankees213
07-20-2008, 02:57 PM
For some reason I could see Tim Wakefield being a coach of some sort. Maybe Tom Glavine, Maddux or Smoltz as well.

From the Yankees I would say Moose or Rivera could be a pitching coach, I could see Jeter and Pettitte coaching as well.

Just some other guesses:
Chipper Jones, Jeff Kent, Jack Wilson (just sounds like a Manager's name) Brad Ausmus, Roy Oswalt,

redbird89
07-20-2008, 03:02 PM
all the Molina brothers

Yadi's pretty funny sometimes. And he's a great catcher. He seems to know his pitchers very well. It probably helped getting some guidance from Matheny before Matheny went to SF.

He's not real easy to understand in English, though.

PunkShizzle
07-20-2008, 03:03 PM
I could see Maddux, Vizquel, Blanco, Ausmus, Kent, and maybe Zambrano (as a hitting coach, of course)...

Scheck
07-20-2008, 03:04 PM
I think Pujols would make a good coach, he seems to be a good guy and he could be a nice hitting coach

bartoron
07-20-2008, 04:10 PM
Milton Bradley?! He'd go absolutely nuts as a manager. He'd get ejected every game. :eyebrow:

yaowowrocket11
07-20-2008, 04:13 PM
Jason Varitek as either a manager or pitching coach.

BigEric
07-20-2008, 04:18 PM
Barry Bonds and Jose Canseco!!!

CarniifeX
07-20-2008, 04:22 PM
Alex Cora

MilwaukeeBAller
07-20-2008, 04:26 PM
1. Gabe Kapler
2. Jose Guillen
3. Jason Kendall
4. Aaron Boone (is he even in baseball anymore??? I could see him being a manager though)

MilwaukeeBAller
07-20-2008, 04:27 PM
Greg Maddux would be a great pitching coach. His brother Mike is currently the Brewers pitching coach, so I could see Greg getting in to it.

The A Team
07-20-2008, 04:42 PM
Moyer, Maddux, maybe Pudge. Catchers always seem to be the popular choice.

Neely
07-20-2008, 04:46 PM
Anyone think Manny Ramirez would be a good coach? Hitting coach perhaps?

MetsJets0809
07-20-2008, 04:47 PM
Paul Lo Duca would def be a good manager due to his fiery attitude

LuCCi
07-20-2008, 04:54 PM
mike redman

kyomack
07-20-2008, 05:35 PM
posada

CY24
07-20-2008, 05:46 PM
Tony Clark.... The dbacks traded for him for his leadership

bartoron
07-20-2008, 06:23 PM
Tony Clark.... The dbacks traded for him for his leadership

I could see that. Tony Clark seems like a pretty cool guy who is good at taking younger players under his wing.

Noles3490
07-20-2008, 06:48 PM
We all know that Catchers make the best managers.

Brian Schneider -NYM
J-Tek - Bo Sox
Jorge Posada?

Jim Edmonds - CHC
Tom Glavine - ATL
Jermaine Dye - CHW
Michael Young - TEX
Andy Pettite- NYY
Doug Mientkiewicz - PIT

goldglove212
07-20-2008, 07:14 PM
Milton Bradley & Jose Guillen no they may know the game and they can play thats for sure but their attitudes are bad and they would but heads with their players.

i can see Varitek, Jeter, Moises Alou (language barrier might be hard but still, Sean Casey, Pujols being managers
what do you think about guys like Nomar or Torii Hunter?

northsider
07-20-2008, 07:22 PM
Henry Blanco

arkanian215
07-20-2008, 07:41 PM
0a

Run Gardner Run
07-20-2008, 07:45 PM
Shelley Duncan?

Im waiting for someone to say Jose Reyes. He could teach young kids to throw gloves on the ground after an error

HighVelocity
07-20-2008, 07:55 PM
Jorge Posada

That's who I was thinking of. Posada seems like he would eventually become a good manager. He has a good attitude and just generally knows the game of baseball.

horry1ur
07-20-2008, 08:18 PM
Matheny will either become a manager or a play-by-play announcer and Omar Vizquel will become a manager not doubt about it

WSUJJ
07-20-2008, 08:24 PM
MIKE REDMOND..
easily... willliung to put bets

MJRiley26
07-20-2008, 08:35 PM
Perhaps Aaron Rowand and Jim Thome. I don't think there is a person in the sport who doesn't respect Jim Thome.

Mike Piazza would be a great candidate for a manager position. He has a friendship and similar background to Mike Scioscia, and Scoscia managing the team with the best record in the majors right now.

GBG2489
07-20-2008, 08:40 PM
Definitely Mike Matheny.

Yankeefan14
07-20-2008, 09:20 PM
Mike Matheny.

BaRRySandAmaN
07-20-2008, 09:23 PM
Jason Kendall would be a good Manager.

I also like Greg Maddux as well

JHG722
07-20-2008, 10:25 PM
Sean Casey
Mauer?
Victorino (probably better for 1st/3rd base coach)
Wake
Lieber
Edmonds
Kendall
Suppan
Bako
Ausmus
McLouth
Tony Clark
Lowe
Vizquel
Durham

Neely
07-21-2008, 07:54 AM
Manny Ramirez!!!

goldglove212
07-21-2008, 09:05 AM
Manny Ramirez!!!

as a hitting coach

btw i knew that was sarcasm but he would make a good hitting coach

Cub_StuckinSTL
07-21-2008, 09:16 AM
Maddux will probably be a pitching coach IMO.

Homer pick....Derrek Lee. His dad was a manager in Korea I think?

5+7=DYNASTY!!!
07-21-2008, 11:08 AM
Mike Piazza
Jason Varitek
Nomar Garciaparra
Cliff Floyd
Mike Matheny
Moises Alou
Greg Maddux
Brian Schneider

I could see all those guys becoming some type of coach or manager one day.

L-MiLLZ44
07-21-2008, 05:15 PM
every catcher in the majors has a shot at managing, for the fact that they can handle a pitching staff, and also were a position player, outside of them i could see

Cliff Floyd
Derek Jeter
Kevin Youkilis
Omar Vizquel

nickymintz
07-21-2008, 05:40 PM
Brad Ausmus
Derek Jeter

Tragedy
07-21-2008, 05:41 PM
Brad Ausmus
Derek Jeter
Ausmus is a great pick, I forgot about him. I could never, though, see Jeter as a manager. He'll likely just retire and go into obscurity like many others.

mex49er
07-21-2008, 06:14 PM
Craig Biggio ... Just retired but he was great....


mmm probably the Molina´s Bros .... Varitek ...
Brad Ausmus he is a great game manager...
I don t see Wright as a manager cuz he is an All Pro and a lot of them dont like to teach ... Omar Vizquel could be ...

*ALL SEATTLE*
07-21-2008, 06:29 PM
I like Bloomquist, Visquel, Varitek, and Dan Wilson.

sanfranfan1210
07-21-2008, 10:18 PM
Omar Vizquel

Joba Rules!!
07-21-2008, 10:23 PM
Clemens should be but he won't.

Bernie Williams will I bet (he isn't current...sorry)

Jorge Posada, it seems like half the managers in the league were cacthers and the guy knows baseball.

homestarunner93
07-21-2008, 10:35 PM
Greg Maddux
Henry Blanco
Jason Varitek
Brad Ausmus

Chicago657
07-22-2008, 02:59 PM
Its been said before but if he wants to he can: Greg Maddux, the smartest player ever to step on a baseball field.

Philly4life84
07-22-2008, 03:19 PM
Manny haha

Philly4life84
07-22-2008, 03:21 PM
But seriously I'd have to say Jamie Moyer, Varitek, Luis Gonzales, and Greg Maddux.

JAYZFAN9
07-22-2008, 03:32 PM
sal fasano

CB30
07-22-2008, 04:12 PM
Greg Maddux, Omar Vizquel, Jason Varitek, and Tom Glavine

ZHawk1123
07-22-2008, 04:22 PM
Varitek
Kapler
Mussina
Curt Schilling
Jason Kendall
Jim Edmonds
Andy Pettitte

cuttygiantsfan
07-22-2008, 04:26 PM
omar vizquel

Jonathan2323
07-22-2008, 04:38 PM
Luis Gonzalez

rock_70ca
07-22-2008, 04:46 PM
derek jeter, roy halladay

Germa_Rican
07-22-2008, 06:19 PM
Not current: Eddie Perez looks like he's being groomed to manage

other than that I can see Julio Franco managing or being a hitting coach. Also most def. Varitek or Ausmus or Blanco.

good spliff
07-22-2008, 07:00 PM
Joe Mauer

cffl go cubs
07-23-2008, 11:31 AM
craig counsell

The Schmooze
07-23-2008, 11:35 AM
Elijah Dukes

.......at Stop N Shop

CAIN=FUTURE
07-23-2008, 01:42 PM
I could see Jeff Kent as a hitting coach or a bench coach.

Thats great, he can teach all his young players how to be complete douche bags. :D

Poncho_707
07-23-2008, 02:22 PM
omar vizquellll

Poncho_707
07-23-2008, 02:23 PM
ohhh and mike matheny






and tim lincecum :love:

GrinderBall41
07-23-2008, 03:13 PM
Pierzynski. And he'll be great. He'll be the next Ozzie.

76YazwSideburns
07-23-2008, 03:32 PM
Varitek
Kapler
Mussina
Curt Schilling
Jason Kendall
Jim Edmonds
Andy Pettitte

Pettite managing - I can imagine the quotes now: "Yea, he's on the fifteen day DL right now but with a few doses of HGH he should be back and better than ever. I've got this friend with a trainer see........"

jayglazer
07-23-2008, 03:43 PM
As much as I like Mike Mussina as a Yankee fan, he has said in the past that baseball is just a job to him. I do not believe he would desire being a manager. He has made a ton of money in his career, and after he retires I'm sure he will kind of disappear. That is not to knock him, an entire lifetime in baseball is not for everyone. I'm sure he would be a good manager if he wanted to, though.

Seamhead
07-23-2008, 03:44 PM
David Eckstein. Gritty.

The Schmooze
07-23-2008, 04:01 PM
As much as I like Mike Mussina as a Yankee fan, he has said in the past that baseball is just a job to him. I do not believe he would desire being a manager. He has made a ton of money in his career, and after he retires I'm sure he will kind of disappear. That is not to knock him, an entire lifetime in baseball is not for everyone. I'm sure he would be a good manager if he wanted to, though.

hearing him talk, he'd be a hell of a pitching coach