- Jim Bowden, ESPN Insider
With the season winding down, we're starting to get a sense of which teams might have managerial openings. But who might fill those holes? Here are the names that will be discussed most frequently this winter.
Ryne Sandberg, manager, Triple-A Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs (Phillies)
Sandberg has more than paid his dues in the minor leagues, and the Phillies are so high on him that he has become the heir apparent for their big league managerial job. However, he’ll probably get that opportunity somewhere else before Charlie Manuel retires. He would be an excellent choice to replace Bobby Valentine should he not survive in Boston.