Sandy Alomar Jr. and Dave Martinez should be serious candidates to be MLB managers next season. The MLB 30 teams’ league only has 2 minority managers presently, which is an embarrassing statistic for Major League Baseball. The owners can’t say there isn’t any deserving candidates. Alomar Jr and Martinez are excellent candidates. Alomar Jr. has been named as a finalist many times for a manger position over the last few years.
Alomar Jr has an impressive resume as a player. He played from 1988 to 2007 winning multiple individual awards: AL Rookie of the Year, Gold Glove Award, MLB All-Star MVP and six times All-Star. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Alomar_Jr.
Alomar Jr has been in the World Series representing Cleveland both as a player in 1997 and this time as a coach. He was a manger for 6 games in 2012 with a 3 – 3 record, but was not hired to be a full-time manager. Alomar Jr has been coaching since 2008 and is considered very important part of Terry Francona’s coaching staff.
Alomar Jr family connection to baseball started with his dad Sandy Alomar Sr who played 14 years as a player and 23 as a coach. Alomar Jr.’s brother is Hall Fame Player Roberto Alomar. Despite all this baseball in his blood no one has yet to hire Alomar Jr. to be their full-time manager.
Dave Martinez would also be a great for a managerial position if he wants a job. He has been with Joe Maddon since his playing career were over in 2008. Martinez was an excellent utility player during his 15 year career. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Martinez
Martinez’s experience as the right man to Manager Maddon for a team that won 103 and now playing in the World Series. This should make him a great candidate if he chooses to apply for a manager position.
Alomar Jr and Martinez would be excellent candidates not only to increase in the number of Black and Hispanic managers in the MLB. African-American Dave Roberts and Dusty Baker teams’ both made the playoffs this year. There is no reason to prevent Alomar Jr and Martinez from hiring either one to manage a team. One of them will win a World Series ring this season.
Is it time to hire Alomar Jr or Martinez as a MLB manger?
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