Candidates for the next Braves' manager

Brian Snitker

The Braves Show's Bill Shanks has a list of potential candidates to replace Bobby Cox as Braves' manager in 2011.

POTENTIAL FIRST-TIME BIG LEAGUE MANAGERS
01. Brian Snitker - Braves' 3B coach, longtime minor league manager, been in organization since 1977
02. Terry Pendleton - Braves' hitting coach, former MVP with Braves in 1991
03. Glenn Hubbard - Braves' 1B coach, former Braves second baseman
04. Eddie Perez - Braves' bullpen coach and former backup catcher
05. Chino Cadahia - Braves' bench coach for the last three seasons
06. Dave Brundage - Gwinnett manager for the last two years
07. Phillip Wellman - Mississippi manager, in Braves' system for 10 years
08. Ryne Sandberg - AA manager for the Cubs
09. Don Mattingly - Dodgers' bench coach
10. Kirk Gibson - Diamondbacks' bench coach
11. Ken Oberkfell - Mets' AAA manager, former Braves' third baseman
12. Ted Simmons - Padres' bench coach, former Braves' pinch-hitter
13. Jose Oquendo - Cardinals' 3B coach
14. Brad Mills - Red Sox' bench coach
15. Dom Chiti - Former Rangers' bench coach, now a Braves' scout
16. John Farrell - Red Sox' pitching coach
17. Chris Chambliss - White Sox AAA manager, former Braves' 1B and minor league manager
18. Tim Wallach - Dodgers' AAA manager, former Expos' third baseman
19. Brett Butler - Diamondbacks' AAA manager, former Braves' outfielder
20. Julio Franco - Mets' GCL manager, former Braves' infielder

LOOKING FOR A SECOND CHANCE AS A MANAGER
21. Alan Trammell - Cubs' bench coach, former Tigers' manager
22. Carlos Tosca - Marlins' bench coach, former Braves AAA manager, former Blue Jays' manager
23. Bob Schafer - Dodgers' bench coach, former Braves executive, former Royals' interim manager
24. Willie Randolph - Brewers' bench coach, former Mets' manager
25. Sam Perlozzo - Phillies' 3B coach, former Orioles' manager
26. Glenn Hoffman - Padres' 3B coach, former Dodgers' manager
27. Joel Skinner - Indians' 3B coach and former Indians' manager
28. Lloyd McClendon - Tigers' hitting coach, former Pirates' manager
29. Tony Pena - Yankees' bench coach, former Royals' manager
30. Manny Acta - Former Nationals' manager, worked for former Braves' president Stan Kasten
31. Ned Yost - Former Brewers' manager, former Braves' 3B and bullpen coach
32. Clint Hurdle - Former Rockies' manager, drafted by Royals when Schuerholz was GM
33. Bob Brenly - now a Cubs' broadcaster, led the Diamondbacks to the 2001 World Series title
34. Pete Mackanin - Phillies' bench coach, former Reds' manager

OLD VETERANS LOOKING FOR ANOTHER CHANCE
35. Don Baylor - Rockies' hitting coach, former Braves' hitting coach, former manager with Rockies and Cubs
36. Larry Bowa - Dodgers' 3B coach, former manager with Padres and Phillies
37. Gene Lamont - Tigers' 3B coach, former manager with White Sox and Pirates
38. Mike Hargrove - Former manager with Indians and Mariners
39. Bobby Valentine - Former manager with Rangers and Mets
40. Buck Showalter - Former manager with Yankees, Diamondbacks, and Rangers
41. Grady Little - Former manager with Red Sox and Dodgers, longtime Braves' minor league manager
42. Jim Fregosi - current Braves scout, former manager with Angels, White Sox, Phillies, and Blue Jays
43. Phil Garner - Former manager wtih Tigers, Brewers, and Astros
44. Bob Melvin - Former manager with the Mariners and Diamondbacks


Here's another thing to keep in mind: remember that the big three in the Braves' front office have work with other teams, and therefore they have established relationships. So John Schuerholz, Frank Wren, and Bruce Manno may have worked with someone in the past with a different organization that may be someone on their radar. Here's where those big three in the front office have worked in their careers:
John Schuerholz – President - Atlanta (1990-2009), Kansas City (1969-1990), Baltimore (1966-1969)
Frank Wren – General Manager - Atlanta (2000-2009), Baltimore (1999), Florida (1991-1998), Montreal (1985-1990)
Bruce Manno – Asst. GM - Atlanta (2008-2009), St. Louis (2002-2007), Baltimore (1999), Milwaukee (1979-1994)


Bill Shanks hosts The Bill Shanks Show on WFSM Fox Sports 1670 in Macon, Georgia and The Braves Show Talk Show. Shanks writes a weekly baseball column for The Macon Telegraph and is the author of Scout's Honor: The Bravest Way To Build A Winning Team. You can email Bill at thebravesshow@email.com and follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/billshanks.

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