Valentine, Lovullo interviews are set
Bobby Valentine will be in Cleveland on Thursday for his formal interview for the Indians’ managerial post and subsequent meeting with the media, and Torey Lovullo’s interview/press conference will take place Friday.
As you know, Manny Acta, who interviewed Tuesday, and Don Mattingly, who is in the NLCS with the Dodgers, are the two other finalists. Mattingly’s interview won’t be set until after the Dodgers’ postseason run is completed.
Mark Shapiro said Tuesday that there are two other potential candidates that might still emerge. It’s believed that former Rockies manager Clint Hurdle could be one of the two, though that’s not confirmed.
In unrelated matters…
Here in Anaheim, CC Sabathia talked about the possibility of facing Cliff Lee in the World Series. Great catching up with CC, who, I think, might have actually gotten taller. Or maybe I’ve just become too accustomed to interviewing Aaron Laffey.
Elsewhere, Derek Shelton is named the Rays’ hitting coach. I’m happy for Shelton, who will get to be near his kids, who live in the Tampa area, full-time.