Majors get a new 6-pack of skippers

Majors get a new 6-pack of skippers

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Of the six new managers in the majors this year, Walt Weiss made the biggest leap to Major League Baseball. A year ago he was at Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora, guiding his son’s team to a 20-6 record and the Colorado state semifinals. “There’s a clear vision of what we’re trying to do,” Weiss said.
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Mike Redmond takes over a roster reconstructed after a dismantling pared the payroll from $90 million to about $40 million. Expectations are as modest as the budget, with the Marlins widely projected to finish last – again – in the NL East. “Nobody gives us a chance,” Redmond said. “So we’re going to go out there and see if we can prove them wrong.”
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First-time, first-year manager Bo Porter inherits one of the worst and most inexperienced teams in Major League Baseball the last two years. On top of that, the Houston Astros are making the switch from the National League to a deep American League West Division.
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After a two-year managing stint in Toronto, former Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell returned to Boston, this time as manager, one of six new skippers around Major League Baseball this season. “If I haven’t learned anything in two years, then shame on me,” he said.
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The most experienced “new” manager of the six this season around the majors this season is Terry Francona, who takes the reins of the Cleveland Indians. Francona managed the Phillies for four years and the Red Sox for eight; he won two World Series titles in Boston.
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Toronto shook hands with manager John Gibbons for a second time, hoping the familiar face can lead last year’s fourth-place team back to the playoffs after augmenting the Blue Jays’ roster with several stars over the offseason.
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