Hargrove denies Stottlemyre rumors

JMB · October 11, 2005 at 6:02 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Make of this what you will.

Seattle manager Mike Hargrove said Tuesday the Mariners are not currently considering the resident of suburban Issaquah for their vacant pitching coach job.

“We haven’t talked to Mel and we haven’t talked about Mel. He’s still under contract with the Yankees,” Hargrove said via telephone from his offseason home in the Cleveland area.


20 Responses to “Hargrove denies Stottlemyre rumors”

  1. hedgie on October 11th, 2005 6:06 pm

    does Grover get to pick ? or does the GM, FO get to choose?

  2. FH on October 11th, 2005 6:16 pm

    I thought it was illegal for teams to make announcements for hirings until after the playoffs were finished? Or does pitching coach not matter as high?

  3. Kirk on October 11th, 2005 6:19 pm

    Seems innocuous enough to me – Hargrove is respectful of the fact that Stottlemyre still under contract to the Yanks.

    I don’t expect him to be the choice anyway, but I think it’s standard etiquette in these manners to deny any interest in a guy under contract to another team.

  4. michael lewis on October 11th, 2005 6:22 pm

    Well, it’s certainly not “illegal” to make an announcement as I don’t think there are criminal penalties for making announcements (I’d like to think Congress has better things to do, although sometimes I’m not so sure) 😉

    However, I do think that Selig usually asks teams not to make announcements during the World Series (and probably wishes they wouldn’t during the playoffs generally).

  5. msb on October 11th, 2005 6:27 pm

    wonder if Bavasi has made a friendly, courtesy call to Stottlemyer’s folks….

  6. JMB on October 11th, 2005 6:40 pm

    Gillick did that with Olerud, and got himself fined.

  7. mark from Oly. wa. on October 11th, 2005 6:44 pm

    #4 I think I would prefer no announcements during the playoffs as well.

    #5 I think you are right: a courtesy call.

  8. msb on October 11th, 2005 6:52 pm

    #6–JMB said: “Gillick did that with Olerud, and got himself fined.”


  9. msb on October 11th, 2005 6:55 pm

    seeing Molina reminds me– Gros & Gas decided the M’s need to go after Molina and Matsui.

  10. JMB on October 11th, 2005 7:14 pm

    Oh, I know. Are Stottlemyer’s folks even around?

  11. msb on October 11th, 2005 7:58 pm

    Mel’s dad was still in Eastern Washington a few years back… Billy could always call Todd or Mel jr, I suppose 🙂

  12. matthew on October 11th, 2005 8:51 pm

    Who in their right mind would want to live in Cleveland… even worse… in the offseason?

  13. adam on October 11th, 2005 11:04 pm

    I thought bryan price was re-signed?

  14. seattlesundevil on October 12th, 2005 1:05 am

    no no adam Bryan Price resigned.. not re-signed

  15. msb on October 12th, 2005 8:23 am

    Colborn is following Tracy to Pittsburgh (gotta admit, that young staff looks more promising than the current M’s rotation 🙂

  16. msb on October 12th, 2005 8:23 am
  17. Adam S on October 12th, 2005 9:48 am

    If not tampering, it’s certainly bad form to talk about a player/coach who is under contract to another team. Unless of course, you’ve gotten permission from that team. I think that’s all Hargrove is saying.

    Over the past few years, Selig has asked that no major moves be made during the World Series, but that doesn’t extend to the entire playoffs.

  18. Hobo on October 12th, 2005 9:54 am

    Jim Colborn has joined the Pirates staff and Mark Wiley isn’t interested in working in Seattle (at least so says Bob Finnigan).

    So are Jim Slaton and Rafael Chaves looking better or what?

    Hopefully Bavasi-fan Jimy Williams is *NOT*, I repeat *NOT*, under consideration for anything involving a paycheck from the Seattle Mariners (anymore).

    How about moving Ron Hassey to Batting and bringing John Boles in from Special Assistant status to be the new Bench Coach?

  19. msb on October 12th, 2005 12:28 pm

    #18– Wiley has mentioned it to several writers: ““I’ve notified Mike (Hargrove, Mariners manager) that I wouldn’t be able to do it,” Wiley said from his home in Boca Raton, Fla. “Both my mother and my mother-in-law are both here in nursing facilities. It was a tough decision … it would have been great to work with Mike again.” Wiley is a close friend of Hargrove and was his pitching coach in Cleveland and Baltimore. Florida’s pitching coach last season, Wiley hopes to be retained by the Marlins or land a coaching job close to his home.

  20. Evan on October 12th, 2005 12:59 pm

    Gillick did that with Olerud, and got himself fined.

    But it got him Olerud, didn’t it?