7/21 Trammell on Cubs job
Bench coach Alan Trammell said now is not the time to think about possibly replacing Lou Piniella as manager but does want to be considered.
“It’s been a great four years with Lou,” Trammell said Wednesday. “I can’t express enough how much I appreciate the opportunity working with Lou and being with him. That being said, we still have over two months to go. There’s an appropriate time. There’s a time and a place for things. [General manager Jim Hendry] is going to go through the process, and we’ll see what happens down the road here.”
Trammell managed the Detroit Tigers from 2003-05 and compiled a 186-300 record. It was a challenge.
“I would say so,” Trammell said. “You lose 119 games and you’re almost part of baseball history in a negative way, that certainly tests you in a lot ways. The three years there, I enjoyed it. And I enjoyed coaching. Looking back, it was good experience.”
— Carrie Muskat