Mariner GM Handicapping for Friday, 10/3

DMZ · October 3, 2008 at 9:01 am · Filed Under Mariners 

A semi-random gauge of who’s likely to get the job. Based on current press coverage, rumors, substantiated and un, educated guesses, and so on. We claim no insight into front office machinations. Please, no wagering.

For names and brief resumes, check our potential GM candidates post.

Who (links) Percent
Hahn (1) 29%
LaCava (1, 2) 29%
Ng (1, 2) 15%
Woodfork 10%
DiPoto/Hinch/Hoyer 2%
Antonetti (1) 1%
Avila 1%
Evans 1%
Forst 1%
Dan Jennings 1%
Pelekoudas 1%
White 1%
Bulk candidates  
Sitting GM 3%
Field 5%

“Sitting GM” is someone who currently has a GM job: Kevin Towers, for instance. “Field” is everyone not listed.


11 Responses to “Mariner GM Handicapping for Friday, 10/3”

  1. Shawnuel on October 3rd, 2008 9:17 am

    Today’s Times mentions that Bob Engle has become a candidate. I’m not sure if he’ll be given a legitimate shot by Howard & Chuck, but just the fact he’s being considered encourages me a bit about the thought process going into this decision.

  2. gwangung on October 3rd, 2008 9:27 am


    Well, that’s the one internal candidate that I’m not unhappy about……

    Still think they should go outside the organization, though….

  3. VictorB on October 3rd, 2008 9:43 am

    What causes the daily movement? Did Woodfork do anything to fall out of favor?

  4. DMZ on October 3rd, 2008 10:12 am

    I think that’s explained in the intro there.

  5. joser on October 3rd, 2008 10:13 am

    What causes the daily movement?

    Well, I’m guessing here, but I imagine DMZ gets a beer or two in him and decides to eff with the list just to mess with Geoff Baker’s head and we just come along for the ride. Normally Dave restrains him, but he’s off doing something really crazy this weekend so our collective sanity is left entirely to Derek’s whims.

  6. matthew on October 3rd, 2008 10:41 am

    Selfishly I’m hoping Ng will still be available when we fire LaCava or Hahn in 3-4 years.

  7. longbeachglenn on October 3rd, 2008 10:44 am

    Ah, leave Derek’s whims alone. His insight and resources on a bad day leave mine in the dust on a great one.

  8. VictorB on October 3rd, 2008 11:00 am

    Thanks for the clarification. I think.

  9. msb on October 3rd, 2008 11:15 am

    and remember, Chuckster sez “Not everyone mentioned in stories was a candidate and there hasn’t been complete accuracy on candidates who’ve been eliminated, either.”

  10. SonOfZavaras on October 3rd, 2008 7:14 pm

    If we can’t get Hoyer, then I’d want LaCava (my sneaking suspicion as the eventual new GM). If Kim Ng got the gig, I wouldn’t want to cry about it like I would if they hired some blasted re-tread that’s bombed in more than one job- but I like the resume of Hoyer and LaCava better.

  11. Omerta on October 4th, 2008 12:40 am

    Pelekoudas even at 1% frightens me greatly.

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