Mariners Analysis

Monday, June 09, 2008

Elia as interim manager

When McLaren is finally fired (a mercy firing if there ever was one), Elia will be a good fit as an interim manager. The team will want to wait until after the season to can Bavasi, so having a stop-gap until a new regime is named makes a lot of sense. That's how I read the story of Elia taking over as hitting coach today.

There is no way if the team continues to lose 2 of 3 games the manager survives much longer. I predicted the All Star break for Johny-Mac. There really isn't anyone on the current staff who is the logical replacement for an interim manager, but Elia can fill that role easily.

Today's firing is a step in the right direction of the complete over haul about to begin.