Pete on the job
Pete Mackanin was asked Tuesday if Dave Trembley getting the permanent job in Baltimore after being named interim might help him. His answer was very interesting:
“I don’t think it hurts. When they make the decision on who takes over the team, I prefer them to think long and hard about it and make the right decision for them, so they’re totally satisfied. And not react to what somebody else did.”
“I feel like I’m in the mix, and I feel like I'm doing as much as I can to help my chances. I wouldn't want them to have a knee-jerk reaction to that.”
“If and when they do hire me, I'll feel real good about it, instead of just as reaction. I don’t think Bob Castellini’s like that. I think he's going to think long and hard. That's fine with me. I don't want the job on a whim or a knee-jerk reaction because we play well for a week or two.”
That said, Mackanin added that he does not think he should be judge by what happened with the previous two interim managers for the Reds.
“All interims aren't the same. Look at me as individual and the way I do things. Don't look at me because interims haven't worked out in the past . . . Don't build a case on that.”
“Judge me on who I am and how the team's doing.”
Mackanin thinks he's got a shot at the job.
“I'd like think I have a good shot at it under the circumstances,” he said. “If you're going to judge on wins and losses, then certainly I have to be considered.”