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Sunday, April 23, 2006

Black and White

I finished listening to the interview with Frank White on MLN Radio yesterday and was interested to note that White said he had a five-year plan upon accepting the managerial job at Wichita. What he meant was that if he were not offered a major league managing job in that time span that he'd retire. He also said that he hadn't had any interviews as of yet which kind of surprised me both because he hadn't been talked to and for his honesty. 2006 will be his third season as the Wranglers manager.

At present both Alex Gordon (3 homeruns and 8 walks in 16 games) and Billy Butler (3 homeruns .310/.333/.507 but only 3 walks) have performed well but White was most impressed with his shortstop Angel Sanchez (.327/.429/.462) although I note that he has 7 errors already. Since White has managed some of these prospects I wouldn't be surprised if he was on the very short list of options if a new GM is hired and Buddy Bell becomes a sacrificial lamb.

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