Sunday, October 10, 2004
Charlie Manuel: Manuel was with the Tribe during the glory days of the mid-‘90s and would probably like to work with Thome again. Not exactly a stellar record as the Indians manager: the team went from the dominant force in the AL Central to an also-ran, although the Indians decision to contract their payroll was a factor. Since he has been Wade’s special assistant for the last two years, Manuel probably has the inside track.
Grady Little: His failure to remove Pedro in the ’03 ALCS is going to leave a wide-open mark for the Philly media to exploit whenever Little makes a difficult decision that goes against the team. He’d be eaten alive in the media.
Don Baylor: Baylor seems relaxed and calm, a sort of players coach who would make a dramatic contrast with Bowa. He’d be the best fit. He’s also the least likely to be hired.