October 09, 2009
Bob Brenly spent his season broadcasting Chicago Cubs games and now he's doing color commentary for the Los Angeles Dodgers-St. Louis Cardinals series. But the first person in 40 years to manage a team to a World Series win in his first season as manager (Arizona Diamondbacks, 2001) might be the guy getting interviewed by broadcasters next year rather than doing the interviewing. He apparently has had conversations with a team about returning to managing, according to the Chicago Tribune.
The most likely place to have asked after him this off-season is Washington. During the season, Washington Nationals GM Mike Rizzo apparently had very informal conversations with Brenly about the possibility of managing the Nats when his team was out at Wrigley Field for a series. Of course there are spots open in Houston and Cleveland as well but the Astros weren't expected to make phone calls to candidates till today.
In the past few years, Brenly has been talked about for a few managerial jobs, including the Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers. "I always enjoy talking to baseball people, and if I get an opportunity to go for interviews, sure (I will)," Brenly told the paper.