Giambi – very viable candidate
The Colorado Rockies are still searching for a manager and it appears that the not yet retired Jason Giambi is a serious candidate. We’ve heard he was an option for a while but after today you’ve got to think he has a legitimate chance to get the job. Rockies senior VP of operations, Bill Geivett called Jason a “very viable candidate for the position”.
During a conference call with Rockies’ season-ticket holders that included team owner Dick Monfort and general manager Dan O’Dowd, Geivett said, “I have known Jason for a long time and I know a lot of the aspects … he can bring to a team, and (about) his ability, as far as his communication skills.
“I know that everybody here has gotten a sense of that. (Those) that had interaction with him probably feel the same way I do. And that is that he is a very, very viable candidate for this position.” (Denver Post)
Geivett has known Giambi since 1990 so they’ve got a pretty good relationship together. That relationship has Bill convinced that Jason is one player who can make that instant leap to manager.
The team still plans on interviewing more candidates so I’m not sure how sold the team is. Personally, I think Giambi won’t get the position but will get a role within the organization if he wanted it.
In other baseball news, Ichiro Suzuki says that he wants to stay with the New York Yankees.