Lessons learned from this year's manager carousel: everybody's interview goes well all the time...or at least that's what we're being told. If I had any completely unsolicited advice for fans looking for their next manager, I'd say "be wary of the guy (literally) posing side-to-side like a model for pictures at his presser."
Here's all the latest GM/Manager/Coaching rumors and updates:
No progress in Red Sox-Cubs negotiations - BostonHerald.com
"Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington told reporters Wednesday there has been no progress in negotiations with the Cubs over compensation for Theo Epstein."
Maddux: Cubs are unique - Muskat Ramblings
"...And, as he left the interview room, he struck a pose from side to side like a model for the cameras." <--does this sound like the man you want running your clubhouse?
Red Sox hire former Royals pitching coach as scout, roving instructor - The Providence Journal
"Ben Cherington confirmed Wednesday the hiring of former Kansas City pitching coach Bob McClure in a hybrid role as a pro scout and a minor-league pitching instructor."
Maddux interviews with Cubs; Alomar on deck - chicagotribune.com
"Maddux was impressive in his postgame interview, making jokes, getting serious at times and summing up his philosophy on becoming a successful team."
"matheny, serious #cardinals candidate, seems beloved in milw & sf, too. stl. has nice, eclectic managerial list." <--My response? "Is eclectic what Cards fans want to hear right now?
Terry Francona thrilled with how Cardinals interview went - redsox.com: News
"It was almost like Boston," Francona said. "I got a similar opportunity there. It wasn't like it was a team that was in disarray or in need of repair. They were built to win, and I caught a break. Maybe that will happen again. Who knows? We'll see."
Sandberg interviews with Cardinals - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"To even be considered by the St. Louis Cardinals, the defending champs, that speaks for itself," Sandberg said in a phone conversation with the Post-Dispatch. "To have the opportunity for a managerial post like this is a tremendous compliment. I felt comfortable in the interview. I felt it went as well as it could go."
Brewers ask entire coaching staff back - JSOnline
"The Milwaukee Brewers' entire coaching staff will return for the 2012 season, the team announced Tuesday."