Report: Moises Alou considered ‘strong candidate’ for Padres’ job
The San Diego Padres aren’t waiting long to identify potential candidates for their newly-open managerial position.
According to Jon Morosi of MLB.com, longtime MLB outfielder Moises Alou is considered a “strong candidate” for the job if he’s interested in it.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) September 21, 2019
The 53-year-old Alou would certainly be a bold and risky choice. He serves as a special assistant in the San Diego front office, so he has familiarity with the organization. He’s also a baseball lifer who played 17 years in MLB. However, he has no managerial experience at any level. His family does, though; his father, Felipe, spent 14 years managing in the majors.
The Padres will be hunting for a new manager after announcing the firing of Andy Green on Saturday. Alou is the first name to emerge, but he won’t be the last.