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Best bet there: Bogar. They know him.
The been there/done that candidates: Former Houston manager Brad Mills; former Nationals and Cubs manager Jim Riggleman; former Phillies manager Larry Bowa; former Royals manager Tony Pena; former Orioles manager Dave Trembley; former Indians manager Manny Acta; former Royals manager Trey Hillman; former Cubs and Rockies manager Don Baylor; former Brewers and A’s manager Ken Macha; former Braves manager Bobby Cox; former Reds manager Jerry Narron.
Best bet there: Mills. He has Francona ties, and they are familiar with his work.
The what-if-they’re-available group: Blue Jays manager John Farrell; Rockies manager Jim Tracy; Tigers manager Jim Leyland.
Best bet there: Farrell.
So who is your pick, Wally?