In what has already been an active offseason with regards to the Braves coaching staff, it appears that two Atlanta coaches are under heavy consideration for managerial jobs.
News broke last night that former third base coach Bo Porter, among others, is being considered for the vacancy in Colorado. Porter served as the third base coach in Atlanta the last two seasons, and it was announced this week that he would now be a Special Assistant to the General Manager. Porter previously managed the Houston Astros in 2013 and 2014 during a rebuilding period that saw Houston go 110-190 during his tenure. Colorado is coming off a 75-87 season that resulted in the resignation of manager Walt Weiss.
In addition to Porter, Braves first base coach Eddie Perez is also receiving interest from multiple teams, including the Rockies. The news of Colorado’s interest in Perez was reported last week, and now it appears that the Arizona Diamondbacks have joined them in pursuit of Perez’ services. Though Perez has no previous major league managerial experience, the former catcher has established himself as a strong candidate in recent years while serving the Atlanta organization in multiple capacities. Perez has also gained experience as manager of the Tigres de Aragua in the Venezuelan Winter League.
As the managerial processes continue in both Colorado and Arizona, Talking Chop will continue to cover any news regarding Braves staff members.