Veteran high-fiver Ron Roenicke might be one of the finalists.
Some things to read while removing the S.
It's a big day for managerial speculation, so let's get right to it:
- Adam McCalvy got in touch with Ron Roenicke yesterday and he refused to comment on his potential candidacy. So it's probably safe to assume he's the third member of the final four.
- Doug Padilla of ESPN Chicago is reporting that the Brewers are strongly considering Joey Cora.
- Meanwhile, Tim Wallach didn't make the second round (FanShot).
- Tom Haudricourt is guessing that Bobby Valentine is the fourth.
- Former Cubs bench coach Alan Trammel isn't the fourth: He's going to be the Diamondbacks' bench coach this season.
We're only a few weeks away from the opening of hot stove season, and Tim Brown of Yahoo seems to think the Brewers could be pretty active in the market. He lists the Brewers as one of six teams that could potentially trade for Zack Greinke, and lists eight teams (the Red Sox, Rays, White Sox, Braves, Cubs, Rockies, Dodgers and Giants) that could have interest in Prince Fielder.
The hot stove probably won't be as hot for these three guys: Matthew Pouliot of Hardball Talk is ranking this offseason's free agents from 1-111, and Gregg Zaun (98), Craig Counsell (109) and Dave Bush (111) are all pretty close to the bottom.
For today, though, the hot stove is quiet. No transactions to report.
If you've been following along in the AFL/Winter League notes, you know that Carlos Gomez is spending his offseason playing for Escogido in the Dominican Republic. He might win the award for "most fascinating teammate:" Jamie Moyer, who will turn 48 in November, is also on the roster.
Seth McClung is in the Halloween spirit this week, and notes that it's not the only time major league rookies wear costumes.
Elsewhere in former Brewers: Get Your Film Fix says he'd cast Ed O'Neill (who plays Jay Pritchett on Modern Family and played Al Bundy in Married with Children) if making a film about Ken Macha.
Last week I posted a couple of times about fan behavior in New York during the ALCS. As it turns out, the behavior might have some interesting consequences: Cliff Lee's wife Kristen sat in the visiting family section at Yankee Stadium and her comments would suggest it didn't help the Yankees' chances of signing Lee this winter.
Happy birthday today to:
- Nashville Sound Marty McLeary, who turns 36.
- 2000-01 Brewer Mark Sweeney, who turns 41.
- 1993 Brewer Rafael Novoa, who turns 43.
- 1989-90 Brewer Gus Polidor, who would have turned 49.
- Oshkosh, WI native Bill Gogolewski, who turns 63. Gogolewski spent six seasons in the majors between 1970-75 with the Senators/Rangers and two other teams.
Now, if you'll excuse me, my game is paused.