Justice's blog post this morning has some thoughts about the manager search:
If I had a guess, I'd guess that Dave Clark isn't going to be the manager when the Astros go to Kissimmee in February. Nor will Tim Bogar be the man. Or Ted Simmons or Jeff Bagwell or Craig Biggio.
I'm guessing the Astros are going to hire someone with big league managerial experience. Had the Marlins fired Fredi Gonzalez, he almost certainly would have been interviewed. Bob Melvin and Manny Acta would be excellent choices. Ned Yost and Eric Wedge are out there as well.
GM Ed Wade has a great record at hiring managers. His first hire for the Phillies was Terry Francona, his second Charlie Manuel. Not too many general managers have hired two managers that went on to win the World Series.