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09:35 AM ET 10.28 | Two names that could surface in the ongoing manager searches: White Sox third base coach Joe McEwing and Rangers' Double-A manager Steve Buechele, who is the heir apparent to Ron Washington.

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October 28, 2012  10:03 AM ET

Boring times at the Tribune with no Cubs or Sox news to report they start dreaming about managers being replace or fired during the middle of the 13 season or beyond.

October 28, 2012  12:09 PM ET

A double A coach is probably good at developing young players, but his main asset as head coach would be that he already knows many of the players on the big league team. So Buechele might make sense for the Rangers, but not so much for any other franchise. But I haven't heard that Texas is looking for a manager this year.

October 28, 2012  12:22 PM ET

Wally Backman Baby!!!

October 28, 2012  02:13 PM ET

I'd go with Tim Flannery, 3rd base coach for the Giants. He probably would turn down the opportunity but this guy is the real thing.

I'd stay away from Larry Bowa, he's a great baseball guy but he just blows up. End's up doing more harm then good.

 
October 29, 2012  04:22 PM ET

So many candidates and so few openings to fill.

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