From here on, there aren’t any candidates on this list with major-league managing experience, but if we’re looking for young yet experienced manager candidates, they will be far and few between.
Joe McEwing’s name comes up quite often during manager searches. He was the White Sox third base coach for five seasons before becoming their bench coach this year. His name is connected to Philadelphia just a little more because he is from Bristol, Pa.
McEwing did manage for some of Chicago’s minor-league teams, which does make him more qualified for the position.
The 44-year-old McEwing played in the majors for nine years and played every single position except for catcher and pitcher. In 1999 he finished fifth in Rookie of the Year voting with the Cardinals. If you believe in the mantra that the bench players make the best coaches, than McEwing is your guy.