McTaggart's new new blog post has his short list of eight managerial candidates.
Here they are, with a blurb.
Clark could be a terrific manager, but he may not get the opportunity here. Or he might. But I still envision him as a long shot to get the job on a full-time basis.
Helped the Brewers return to contender during his a managerial stint in Milwaukee that began in 2003 and ended in the final days of the 2008 season.
Has gone on record and expressed an interest in the job. He was Yankees base and bench coach for 11 years and took over as manager of the Mets in 2005 in his first-ever managerial job.
He interviewed in 2001 before the Astros hired Jimy Williams and he has deep ties to Ed Wade.
The hitting coach for the Detroit Tigers is now available after his team was bounced by Minnesota in a one-game playoff Tuesday.
A popular figure in the Astros organizations from his years as a player and a coach in the system, he managed the Washington Nationals for 2 1/2 years.
The 2007 American League Manager of the Year, Wedge is close friends with Jeff Bagwell.