Despite the negative result the Colorado Rockies had, coach Mike Redmond can still look ahead with optimism.
The Rockies were ousted from postseason contention recently after dropping the National League Wild Card Game to the Arizona Diamondbacks.
A pall of gloom hovered at the Colorado camp but for Redmond, there is ray of hope as far as his career is concerned.
Reason is Redmond is apparently being eyed to become the next manager of the Philadelphia Phillies or Detroit Tigers.
The 46-year-old Redmond spent parts of three seasons as the Marlins manager.
In that term, he amassed a 155-207 record, and saw a 15-game improvement from his first to second full year.
The book titled Baseball Prospectus 2015 labelled Redmond as a manager on the rise, writing that he “understood the subtleties of his roster and didn’t force it to play like something it wasn’t.’’
It also praised him for being a solid tactician, adding that he understood how to run a platoon and mostly bunted with weak hitters.
In his playing career, Redmond saw action in 764 big-league games, during which he hit .287/.342/.358.
Perhaps, he is best known for “owning’’ Hall of Famer Tom Glavine. Redmond hit .438/.471/.604 in 48 at-bats against the great left-hander.