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October 29, 2012

Jays and Rockies Talking to Matt Williams

With former manager John Farrell shipping up, er, down to Boston, it appears the Toronto Blue Jays already have their sights set on a new skipper.

According to Fox Sports Arizona's Jack Magruder, the Jays are one of two teams (the Colorado Rockies are the other) that has expressed interest in the Arizona Diamondbacks' third base coach Matt Williams.  It's believed that Williams, who is currently managing in the Arizona Fall League, talked with the Rockies last week.

"You jump at the opportunity," Williams told Magruder. "(Managing) is what I want to do. There may be an opportunity one day. There are not many of them. You want to be prepared if it does happen."

The five-time All-Star put up solid numbers during his 17-year career, collecting 378 home runs and a career .268 batting average. "The Carson Crusher" won a World Series ring in 2001 while with the Diamondbacks.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Based on what I have seen so far ( 5 games) with Matt as a Manager out here in the AZ Fall League, he WILL be an aggressive manager ...ALL of the time...
Some team will get themselves a guy with his foot on the accelerator and will turn their ballclub around in a hurry.