M’s still searching for coaching staff

DMZ · October 18, 2007 at 7:22 am · Filed Under Mariners 

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.


52 Responses to “M’s still searching for coaching staff”

  1. Steve Nelson on October 19th, 2007 6:05 pm

    Charlton played an important part in the decision to promote White, who had nothing to contribute. There’s no way he escapes all responsibility for what happened when he was promoted.

    Derek – is that borne of a Charlton blind belief in the value of veterans?

  2. gk91 on October 22nd, 2007 10:09 am

    So now the reason for the Ms hiring a bunch of grandpas to be coaches is that McLaren’s an inexperienced manager?

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