October 29, 2020 at 6:25 pm #146224
Sources: Former Astros Manager A.J. Hinch is widely regarded as the favorite to become the next manager of the Detroit Tigers. The Tigers are said to be making decisive progress toward finalizing their choice of manager.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) October 29, 2020October 30, 2020 at 3:28 pm #146354CariocaCardinalParticipantPaid - Monthly
Saw an article that said Lunhow is one of the favorites for the Angels GM job.October 30, 2020 at 5:07 pm #146366
CC, none of the LA papers are saying that. They name four candidates, but he is not one of them. Was the story you saw in the “Luhnow Times”? 😉
Seriously, please share a link. I couldn’t find anything other than old blogger speculation about it. Thanks.October 30, 2020 at 5:55 pm #146370
What is in the news is that the Astros laid off Kevin Goldstein, who was one of Luhnow’s top assistants for the last eight years (well seven plus 2020). The former Baseball Prospectus employee was pro scouting director then special assistant. Goldstein’s name came up in the video scandal with one report he suggested the use of in-game cameras, but that surely was not proven or he would have lost his job a year ago. He spent one year under the new GM, James Click.October 30, 2020 at 6:12 pm #146374
This report says the Angels had 20 names, so maybe Luhnow was among them, though he was not named. I would still be amazed, though…
In addition to many names previously reported, former Giants GM Bobby Evans and Brewers assistant GM Matt Arnold have interviewed for Angels’ GM job, sources tell The Athletic. First round, consisting of approximately 20 interviews, expected to be completed early next week.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) October 30, 2020November 2, 2020 at 10:19 am #146627November 6, 2020 at 4:08 pm #146862November 9, 2020 at 7:18 am #146986
Now the reason for the TV interview is clear. Luhnow laid out his case ahead of filing a lawsuit that he was wrongfully fired and cheated out of millions in income. Looks like he waited to file until the suspensions were over and Hinch wss re-hired, making it clear that Luhnow is the odd man out.
Luhnow alleges Astros owner Jim Crane and MLB commissioner Rob Manfred negotiated penalties for the Astros' sign-stealing scandal, making Luhnow “the scapegoat for the organization … in order to save more than $22 million in guaranteed salary.”https://t.co/3lIp8Fzi4w
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) November 9, 2020November 9, 2020 at 8:25 am #146997mudvilleParticipantPaid - Annual
Wow! I had no idea that a GM could get a contract for himself for $22M-$31M. Good luck to Luhnow in winning his lawsuit. I think that the head of an organization is liable because of the ‘knew, or should have known’ argument that the lawyers made up for themselves to use at times like this.November 9, 2020 at 5:23 pm #147053
Of course, Crane and Manfred discussed the penalties ahead of time. Manfred works for the owners, after all, not the other way around.
A possible spin…
— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) November 9, 2020November 12, 2020 at 4:12 pm #147221CariocaCardinalParticipantPaid - Monthly
My guess is that this gets settled quietly, particularly if it would go to court. My guess is that there is a lot of dirty laundry at the bottom of the basketFebruary 5, 2021 at 12:46 pm #153555
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