Teams can't make any "major" announcements until the World Series is over, so in the meantime, there's plenty of speculation about the Mets' GM position and a couple of managerial jobs.
In the Boston Globe
today, Gordon Edes talks with Grady Little
, who says, "I'm not sure that I want to manage that team," and not only believes there are
ghosts haunting the Red Sox, he threatens to become one of them.
Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun reports
that Cito Gaston is the front-runner for the Chicago gig, and says that Wally Backman, who was managing their AA club, ruined his chances to be promoted by the White Sox when he rooted for the Twins to beat them down the stretch.
Where will Omar Minaya end up? Who will replace Pat Gillick? How will the A's respond if pitching coach Rick Peterson leaves? Will Billy Beane join the Dodgers? Without even guessing about who will get non-tendered and where free agents will sign, there are plenty of topics; the Hot Stove season officially opens on Monday, but it's never too soon to warm up.