Camp (Joey) Cora: Gordon Beckham, Ramon Castro, Brent Morel, Alexei Ramirez, Alex Rios and Dayan Viciedo, Juan Pierre, A.J. Pierzynski and hitting coach Greg Walker.
White Sox bench coach Joey Cora is a finalist for the managerial position with the Brewers, according to a source. Cora is one of four finalists for the position vacated after the firing of Ken Macha. …
Joey Cora and Bob Melvin are the two known finalists.
Padilla @ ESPN:
From early indications, it looks as if Joey Cora will likely be back as bench coach for the Chicago White Sox next season.
According to a major league source, the Seattle Mariners never considered Cora a candidate for their managerial opening and the Pittsburgh Pirates don’t have Ozzie Guillen’s right-hand man on their preliminary list of candidates for their manager opening. …
Cora isn’t in the running for the Florida Marlins manager job either says Padilla.
Bob Nightengale @ USAT:
The Brewers are expected to interview White Sox bench coach Joey Cora for their managerial opening while Bob Melvin remains the favorite
Tom Haudricourt says “Cora is one of the hot “new” names on the circuit this winter” and has more on all the candidates for the Brewers’ job.
Chicago White Sox vice president/assistant general manager Rick Hahn will interview for the New York Mets general manager position next week, according to a Major League Baseball source.
… Hahn’s expertise blends a firm grip of sabermetrics and physical scouting of players. He is a Michigan graduate and has a Harvard law degree and graduated from Northwestern’s Kellogg graduate school of management…. His expertise in negotiating contracts and learning the scouting end of the game was essential in the White Sox promoting him to a vice president post in 2007.
UPDATE: No interview for Joey yet:
The outlook, however, doesn’t look at promising for Sox bench coach Joey Cora, who aspires to be a manager. A source said Cora hasn’t been contacted yet for the opening in Seattle.
- BDD’s Top Prospects Compilation: Update #12:
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- Ozzie Guillen turns 46.
- Gordon Beckham is looking to avoid a sophomore slump.
- Don Cooper is encouraged by Mark Buehrle’s off-season workout program.
- Octavio ‘Doc OcK’ Dotel signed a 1-year deal with a 2011 club option with the Pirates.