Active Baseball Players Who Would Make Good Future Managers: NL Edition

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Active Baseball Players Who Would Make Good Future Managers: NL Edition
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A fan favorite in Chicago as a player, Robin Ventura becomes the Sox's newest skipper

When a baseball player retires, despite the career he's had, he has to get a second job. Sometimes he leaves baseball and pursues another interest, while sometimes he comes back to baseball as a coach, in the hopes of becoming a manager someday. 

Robin Ventura is the latest example of a player who decided that his baseball career wasn't over just yet. After former White Sox skipper Ozzie Guillen took his talents to South Beach, Ventura was hired as the new manager of the Sox.

Ventura was popular as a player in Chicago, so it seems almost natural that he starts his managing career in his adopted city. 

This got me wondering. What if current major league baseball players, after they retired, got managing jobs with their teams, or others? Here are the 16 best options in my opinion. 

Note: This is the first of two slide shows, with this one focusing on the National League, and the other one on the American League.

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