Chicago Cubs broadcaster Bob Brenly recently revealed that he still has a desire to manage in MLB, and that he listens when teams call. He would even be happy to take in some interviews.
But the Houston Astros, who are searching for a manager, won’t be one of those interviews. At least not yet.
And what are the Astros thinking? They will interview 10 candidates for their managing job, none of which is Brenly. They will interview the legendary Al Pedrique and the two-first-named Bob Melvin, meaning the Astros will consider two guys who followed the World Series-winning manager in Arizona, but not the guy who actually won the World Series. Excuse me?
Oh, and Brenly obviously is a guy who know the NL Central, having broadcast the last four seasons for Cubs television. What’s more, his World Series came with a roster of largely veteran players, which is exactly the Astros’ situation. Brenly wants to manage again and probably will. Selfishly, I want him to stay in the booth with Len Kasper, but if he has to go, Cubs fans better hope he goes to the NL East or West. RosenBlog.
In addition to developing into an enjoyable color man opposite Len Kaspar, Cubs fans are likely to hope Brenly sticks around for the possibility that he could replace Lou Piniella in 2011. Whether or not he’d be a good replacement remains to be discussed.