The Rays announced today that they have added two more candidates to their “intial round of interviews.”

In addition to the original eight candidates, the Rays will also interview Hall of Famer Barry Larkin and Doug Glanville. Both currently serve as commentators for ESPN.

Larkin has limited coaching experience and Glanville has none. After retiring, Larkin worked in the Nationals’ front office. He has served as a coach during the World Baseball Classic. Glanville has served as a consultant for the Baseball Factory.

It is unclear if “initial round of interviews” means these will be the only candidates to be interview and all subsequent interviews will be call-backs or if the Rays plan on bringing in a second group to be interviewed later.

Here are the ten current candidates.




  1. Greg says:

    I'm sort of rooting for Montoyo or Martinez to get the job.

  2. monte says:

    I like the idea of Martinez or Montoyo because I'd like to see Hickey, Hendricks and Foley retained. I know we're all critical of Shelton and want to see him go, but I'm not sure he's the problem with Rays' hitting. During his 5 years with Cleveland, the Indians were 5th in the league in runs scored, 7th in average, 2nd in doubles, 3rd in OBP, 6th in slugging and 10th in HR. That is all according to his bio. Did the Indians' offensive production deteriorate during his tenure? I have not checked that out.

    I've heard too many Rays fans express worries over the Rays declining as a result of Maddon's departure. It is not necessary. We still have most of the same players. Here's hoping our new manager will advance the team.


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