2006 MLB managerial changes

A rundown of the Major League Baseball managerial changes after the 2006 season.

Updated: November 19, 2006, 8:44 AM ET
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A rundown of the Major League Baseball managerial changes after the 2006 season:

A Change At The Top
TEAM OLD MANAGER NEW MANAGER
Chicago Cubs Cubs Dusty Baker -- Story
Baker's four-year run ended after the Cubs, a franchise that hasn't won a World Series since 1908, finished an NL-worst 66-96.
Lou Piniella -- Story
Piniella has 19 years experience managing with four teams -- the Yankees, Reds, Mariners and Rays -- and said his work in TV and a year away from the dugout refreshed him.
Florida Marlins Marlins Joe Girardi -- Story
Girardi was fired in a move that had been expected after his rift with owner Jeffrey Loria boiled over during the season.
Fredi Gonzalez -- Story
The Braves' third base coach, who was runner-up to Girardi during the Marlins' search last year, was named manager the same day Girardi was fired.
Oakland Athletics A's Ken Macha -- Story
Macha was fired after Oakland was swept by the Tigers in the ALCS. He had a 368-280 record in four seasons with the A's.
Bob Geren -- Story
The A's promoted the former major league catcher to his first managerial job in the majors after extensive experience managing in the minor leagues and in winter ball.
San Diego Padres Padres Bruce Bochy -- Story
Bochy had one year left on his contract in San Diego but was told he would not receive an extension. He'll manage the Giants against his former team on Opening Day.
Bud Black -- Story
Black has been the Angels' pitching coach for the last seven seasons, but this is his first managerial opportunity. He pitched in the big leagues for 15 seasons.
San Francisco Giants Giants Felipe Alou -- Story
The club cut ties with Alou, 71. The team is committed to moving forward with a younger roster, and likely a younger manager.
Bruce Bochy -- Story
Bochy had one year left on his contract in San Diego but was told he would not receive an extension. He'll manage the Giants against his former team on Opening Day.
Texas Rangers Rangers Buck Showalter -- Story
Showalter was 319-329 with the Rangers, his best season 89-73 in 2004 when they were in playoff contention until the final week after Alex Rodriguez was traded.
Ron Washington -- Story
Washington's only managerial experience was two years at the Class A level in the New York Mets organization before his 11 seasons as Oakland's infield instructor and third-base coach.
Washington Nationals Nationals Frank Robinson -- Story
Robinson will not return in 2007, possibly ending the Hall of Famer's 51-year career in baseball.
Manny Acta -- Story
Acta will lead a potentially inexperienced roster, although he does know some Nats vets: He worked as Robinson's third-base coach with the Expos from 2002-04.