M’s still searching for coaching staff
Yup. Exciting, isn’t it?
In comments, an interesting point came up: if you were a smart coach, wouldn’t you be a little bit reluctant to take this job even over other available positions? The M’s have chewed through a lot of coaches in the last few years, and if you see McLaren’s job as in jeopardy (and if you think the team’s not as good as its W-L this year, or you followed McLaren’s time here, you should be), you look ahead to next year, where there’s a good chance he’s been fired, which means his coaching staff probably gets fired… and you’re looking for a job again. You might be better off looking for a minor league coaching job with some stability or even possibility for advancement, or a position with a lower-profile team where you can try to get a longer-term shot at building a reputation.