Internal candidates Hensley Meulens and Ron Wotus have been interviewed for the Giants’ managerial position, and now it’s time to look outside the organization for Bruce Bochy’s potential replacement.
One of the individuals that will get an interview with Farhan Zaidi and co. is A’s quality control coach Mark Kotsay, according to Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area.
Kotsay, 43, played in the major leagues as an outfielder for 17 seasons, and was a member of the A’s from 2004 to 2007, overlapping with Zaidi’s tenure in Oakland’s baseball ops. department. A season after retiring, Kotsay joined the Padres’ front office in 2014 as a special assistant before becoming the team’s hitting coach. Kotsay joined the A’s coaching staff in 2015.
Other names that have been linked to the Giants’ managerial opening are Yankees bench coach Josh Bard, Angels adviser Eric Chavez and Dodgers adviser Raul Ibanez, all who have a history with Zaidi. Zaidi said there is no front-runner but he expected to sit down with a total of eight-to-10 potential managers.