Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Hire the Multitasker!

Reader Sara K alerted me to the fact that, among the eleventeen people the Mariners are interviewing for the managerial opening, is one Jose Oquendo:

Cardinals third base coach Jose Oquendo will interview Wednesday for the Seattle Mariners' vacant manager position, and having been through the job-search circuit before he knows just being considered is key."I've learned a lot from one of the best, and now I hope to have a good interview and see what happens," Oquendo said Monday evening. "It helps to get my name out there, let everybody know of my interest to someday be a manager."
I think they should hire Oquendo for efficiency reasons. Dude was so damn versitile as a player that he could probably be the manager, bench coach, hitting instructer, bullpen catcher, ticket taker, and beer guy all at once. With the Oquendo-driven savings they'd realize, the Mariners could actively pursue Ramirez and Sabathia.

4 comments:

Levi Stahl said...

What's weird is that I think every single Cardinals fan has assumed that Oquendo would be our next manager, stepping in seamlessly when Tony decides to hang it up. Guess this tells us that Oquendo doesn't see that happening any time soon, huh?

Sara K said...

Most long-time Cardinals fans would be thrilled if Oquendo got a shot as TLR's successor, but we can't blame him for not passing up other opps in this fickle industry. Personally, I'd be happy for him to get the Seattle job, but also quietly pleased if he's waving 'em home in StL next season. Gah, so torn....

scatterbrian said...

"he could probably be the manager, bench coach, hitting instructer, bullpen catcher, ticket taker, and beer guy all at once."

don't forget DH too...

Michael M said...

And 2B and CF and catcher!