Monday October 1, 2012
PITTSFIELD - Kevin McGuire said there wouldn't be any changes now that he's the general manager of the Pittsfield Suns.
"I think it's very fair to say that," McGuire said. "It's still the Goldklang Group formula that will make this team successful. That's the formula we're going to continue with.
"We had a good first year. We'll certainly change a few things. But it'll be a lot more of the same and continuing to build on last year."
McGuire officially took over as general manager of Pittsfield's Futures Baseball League club on Monday. He replaces Jamie Keefe, who left at the end of September to take an assistant baseball coaching position at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell.
Keefe did spend a lot of time away from Pittsfield once the 2012 season ended, so the transfer of power didn't provide a big shakeup.
"It doesn't feel a whole lot different yet," said McGuire. "It's an exciting feeling for sure."
McGuire was the Suns' assistant general manager in its inaugural season. A Goldklang Group employee since graduating from SUNY-Cortland in 2010, McGuire came to Pittsfield last year after serving as the Director of Promotions and Entertainment with the Hudson Valley Renegades of the New York-Penn League.
McGuire is strictly an off-the-field executive. He is actively involved in the day-to-day operation of the franchise, from the selling of season and game tickets, to the advertising, to the on-field promotions. The player personnel duties will fall on Keefe, who is still helping put the 2013 Suns together, and the new manager.
McGuire said team owner Jeff Goldklang is currently talking with potential candidates, and there could be an announcement on a new manager perhaps as early as the beginning of November.
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