Cubs assistant coach to interview for Astros managerial position
|Thursday, January 16, 2020, 7:52 PM- -|
The Houston Astros cheating scandal has been rocking major league baseball.
So far, three managers have been fired with the Astros, Red Sox, and today with the Mets and Carlos Beltran.
Cubs first base coach Will Venable will interview for the Astros' open managerial position on Friday, according to Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times.
The Cubs have already granted permission for Venable to interview for the opening.
The other finalists for the job is currently Buck Showalter and Joe Gibbons.
Good luck to whoever gets the job, they will be stepping into quite the mess down in Houston.
Venable interviews with Astros Friday for manager job. Showalter, Gibbons also reportedly in mix.— Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub) January 17, 2020
#Astros said to be interested in Cubs third base coach Will Venable as next manager. Having been honored to cover Venable during much of his playing career, I can't think of a better candidate in this situation. Smart, honest, personable and loves baseball and its legacy.— Bill Center (@PadresCentral) January 16, 2020
If #Astros want to interview #Cubs 3B coach Will Venable, CHC will grant permission, source tells The Athletic. Timing of departure just before spring training would be inconvenient, but Cubs would not stand in way. Venable on list of managerial candidates, per @MarkBermanFox26.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 16, 2020