Why do you feel certain that "we will lose him?"
Right now, I don't even see a Manager on a hot seat anywhere in baseball outside of Philadelphia. Maybe Fredi Gonalez in Atlanta if the Braves miss the playoffs, but Sanberg would be nuts to leave Lehigh Valley. His best shot BY FAR of becoming a major league manager rests in staying with the Philadelphia organization.
Where was he close to going? Seriously.
And listen, this year isn't last year. There just aren't looking like there are going to be a lot of openings, so I ask again, (and maybe you want to answer it this time), where is he going to go???
MLB has been passing on Sandberg as a Manager FOREVER. I suggest you seriously consider what that means for the way baseball views him as a potential managerial candidate. He hasn't had one job offer despite a long and very distinguished career in the game and having paid his dues at all levels in the minor leagues.
Guys like Robin Ventura and Don Mattingly have been hired as Managers without having anywhere near Sandberg's resume. Why? I think you seriously overstate the demand for Sandberg as a Manager in MLB. Pete Mackanin had a LOT MORE interest the past two years than Ryne Sandberg.
Sandberg's best shot BY A LANDSLIDE is to wait his turn in Philadelphia. Even if Charlie Manuel doesn't get fired at season's end, he's going to retire after next season.
San Diego's a little tenuous because Bud Black should be getting a little more out of that team, but he's extremely well-liked and highly-regarded, and what's happened this year isn't on him, and that's known. They've been killed by injuries, and the sale/non-sale of the team has forced them to be in a re-building mode for several years now, but they've got great pieces in the minor leagues and it looks like a commitment to him to let him stay and build it up at the major league level.
Very similar story in both Houston and KC.
But yeah, not a whole lot of likely job openings this year. I'll say it again... Sandberg's best shot BY FAR is by waiting his turn in Philadelphia.
Why do you think so many teams have passed on him? What have these other teams all failed to see that the Phillies understand that makes him needed in Philadelphia.
I'm not trying to be difficult, I legitimately don't understand. Explain it to me. I'll listen.
Step One is determining if Amaro remains as GM. If there is a new GM, Sandberg may have no choice in his future career with Philly.
Without using the emotion of a losing season, or the dislike for Charlie, please provide specifics on why Sandberg is a better managerial choice than Charlie, or other candidiates ?
He's done a decent job managing in the minors. From what I've heard of him, seems like a bright and intelligent guy.
Amaro will not be fired. You can bet the ranch on that. Doubtful that Manuel will be either. But I wouldn't bet the ranch on that.
What do you know about Sandberg as a manager? How will he be able to interact with this current group of players.
Why would you want Ryan over a Tony Pena??
I'm just saying what appears may not be the reality.......As a fan it's very difficult to judge a manager, especially one in the minors because the most important part of their job is done behind the scenes. I would hope that whenever they decide to make a change there will be a full vetting process and not an anointment.....There will be lots of very good candidates available.
Ok, so going by a couple winning seasons in the minors, the "results" show he handles young players well. That is the reason for the clamoring of Ryan Sandberg to manage a major league club?
We're talking about a guy who has never managed in the majors and was passed over by the loser Cubs for Mike Quade when Piniella retired in the middle of 2010. He has been passed over several times already.
I don't get what the fascination with Sandberg is. I think what Bake was asking is, tell us more about him. The only thing I've seen so far is a couple winning seasons in the minors and him being passed over by several big league clubs for manager jobs.
What makes him not only a good candidate, but a better candidate than other manager who are out there? Please explain the fascination.