Joe McEwing will interview for the Tigers manager vacancy Jason Beck reports. McEwing just completed his first season as third-base coach.
Chicago White Sox bench coach Joe McEwing will interview for the Detroit Tigers manager vacancy. This was reported by Jason Beck. The Tigers are obviously familiar with McEwing, so it shouldn’t be a surprise they have interest. He was also a top manager prospect from his time in the minors.
This would be a big blow to the White Sox. McEwing is Rick Renteria’s right-hand man and is a great coach. He has managerial experience in the minors and has been with the organization for awhile now.
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It’s almost odd to think that a coach of a 65-win team would be in consideration for a manger position. But baseball isn’t like your typical sport.
He told Scott Merkin in an interview his goal was to be a manager. Based off Merkin’s reporting and now Beck’s reporting, he will at least get an interview with Detroit. It wouldn’t come as a surprise if he got that job. He’s definitely familiar with the American League Central, which would give him a leg up against the competition.
While it would be tough to see him go, McEwing definitely deserves the opportunity to manage his own ball club. He definitely has the experience and the baseball IQ to be successful. It would be tough to see him go but opportunities don’t come along everyday. I’m sure the White Sox will support him in his quest to become a manager and allow him the opportunity to interview when positions come up.