Oberkfell, Warthen head to New York; Scott comes to N.O.
...Settling into a new job as manager of the Gulf Coast Mets, Marty Scott received a call from Tony Bernazard, the New York Mets' vice president of player development.
"When Tony called, he said, 'Pack your bags,' " Scott
With an 0-0 record -- the rookie-level Gulf Coast League season doesn't open until Thursday -- Scott
was on his
way from Florida to Des Moines, Iowa, to begin another new job.On Tuesday, he became manager of the Zephyrs, who were getting ready to open a series against the Iowa Cubs.
"I'm very excited about it," Scott
said of taking over the Zephyrs
familiar with the club and the (pitching) staff -- what they can do, what they can't do," Scott
said."I feel very fortunate to have the (coaching) staff we do." Scott
, 54, has a varied baseball background.He played in the Texas Rangers' minor-league system, managed in their system, and was the Rangers' director of player development from 1984 to 1994.He
also managed in independent leagues.He
had five coaching stints with Team USA, four with the men's team and one with the women's team, which won the world cup under his
management in 2004.In 2005, the Florida Marlins interviewed Scott
for their manager's job. Before joining the Mets' organization this year, Scott was working as a scout for EBS Sports, a company providing representation for players.
Most of the clients were minor-leaguers, he
..."We are excited to welcome Marty and Rick to New Orleans," Zephyrs General Manager Mike Schline said.