With the World Series finally over, baseball’s offseason is officially underway and it appears the Rockies are wasting little time in making their first big move. Colorado is expected to announce its new manager in the next 24 to 48 hours, according to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale.
While there have been over a dozen candidates who have either expressed interest or otherwise been linked to the Rockies’ open position, in standard Jeff Bridich form there has been absolutely no news out of Colorado as to who has received interviews so far. However, it appears that the Rockies have been quietly interviewing candidates and want to finish up their managerial search with a few candidates who were previously unavailable because of their teams being in the World Series.
Because of the lack of news out of the Rockies front office, there is no idea who the favorites even are at this point or if we even have a full list of candidates; whomever the Rockies hire may come as a complete surprise. As always, Purple Row will have the latest on the hiring, so stay tuned for the most recent developments.
UPDATE 11/3 10:57 am MDT:
The Denver Post’s Patrick Saunders is reporting that Ron Roenicke has not interviewed for the Rockies opening and is probably not a candidate at this point.
UPDATE 11/4 10:49 am MDT :
Kansas City Royals beat writer Jeffrey Flanagan is reporting that the Royals bench coach Don Wakamatsu interviewed with the Rockies, but is no longer considered in the running.