One such team is the Brewers, who narrowed the field of candidates to four after concluding the first round of interviews.
The list, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel , is being kept confidential but GM Doug Melvin did reveal he interviewed eight candidates and plans to knock the list down to four.
"We're narrowing the names down," said Melvin. "There are a lot of qualified people out there, guys with major-league experience and some without major-league experience. We're getting close [to doing a second round]. It'll probably be four guys."Melvin would not confirm any candidates that interviewed, but reports have listed six:
- White Sox bench coach Joey Cora,
- Nationals third base coach Pat Listach,
- Angels bench coach Ron Roenicke,
- Dodgers Triple-A manager Tim Wallach, who will coach third base for the Dodgers if not hired as manager elsewhere,
- Eric Wedge, just hired to skipper Seattle, and
- ex-Mariners and Diamondbacks skipper Bob Melvin (pictured), thought to be the favorite.
That's not to mention that the list above might be inaccurate.
"Some of the names [reported] are right and some aren't right," said Melvin. He did, however, add that there aren't any names under consideration that are currently involved in the postseason.Melvin expects the process to take another seven to 10 days, meaning no decision will be made until after the World Series.
-- Evan Brunell
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