Hargrove says he's interested in Anaheim job

Angels expected to contact former Indians manager

October 18, 1999|By LOS ANGELES TIMES

BOSTON -- Mike Hargrove, fired as manager of the Cleveland Indians on Friday, said he would be "very interested" in the Anaheim job, and the team is expected to contact him about the possibility of replacing Terry Collins.

"I think it's a very interesting opportunity given the level of talent they have. There's certainly a nucleus that has a lot of potential," Hargrove said Saturday. "I don't have a job, and I'm available. I don't want to sound like I'm campaigning, but I am interested."

Hargrove guided the Indians to five consecutive AL Central championships, but just about every one of Hargrove's critical moves in a Division Series loss to the Red Sox backfired.

The Indians, citing a "need for a change" and a desire to "get to the next level," dismissed Hargrove. "I feel very good about the job I did here, going from where we started to where we are now," Hargrove said.

Pub Date: 10/18/99

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