Who's on deck DAVEY JOHNSON RESIGNATION

November 06, 1997|By Peter Schmuck

Ray Miller

Odds: 2-1

Skinny: Angelos considers Miller's hiring as pitching coach the key to '97 success. Probably would be Angelos' first choice, but it would move Miller out of his area of expertise.

Rick Down

Odds: 2-1

Skinny: Hitting coach interviewed for several managerial openings in past two years. Considered rising star among insiders. Probably would be choice of GM Pat Gillick.

Cito Gaston

Odds: 15-1

Skinny: Low-key ex-Blue Jays manager might be perfect fit for Angelos, but probably not for O's fans. Feuded openly with Mike Mussina after 1993 All-Star snafu.

Chris Chambliss

Odds: 15-1

Skinny: Considered favorite to get White Sox job, but would have better chance of winning with O's. Angelos might enjoy snatching him away from Jerry Reinsdorf.

Sparky Anderson

Odds: 15-1

Skinny: Former Tigers, Reds manager was rumored as possible replacement for Johnson last winter. Hasn't been prominent in managerial speculation this fall.

Phil Garner

Odds: 20-1

Skinny: Brewers manager is the kind of no-nonsense personality Angelos would love, at least for a while. But he doesn't figure to ask out of his Brewers contract anytime soon.

Frank Robinson

Odds: 30-1

Skinny: Former O's manager, Hall of Fame player would love to manage a team stocked with superstars. He nearly made playoffs with marginal 1989 "Why Not?" team.

Rick Dempsey

Odds: 30-1

Skinny: Former Orioles catcher and fan favorite cut his teeth managing in Dodgers' minor-league system. Could be Garner clone.

Jim Palmer

Odds: 50-1

Skinny: Hall of Fame pitcher was once asked by Angelos if he was interested in managing, but close friendship with Johnson could be a handicap.

Doug Rader

Odds: 50-1

Skinny: Former Rangers, Angels manager. Considered one of the sharpest minds in the game. Angrily walked out on Reinsdorf and the White Sox in September.

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