Pete Mackanin fielded so many questions during his interview for the Cubs' managing job that he probably could have used a mitt.
Theo Epstein says he has spoken to Terry Francona about managing the Cubs.
The Boston Red Sox are looking for a strong voice in a clubhouse that disintegrated in September amid reports of players drinking beer and eating fried chicken during games.
The hiring of Dusty Baker as manager brings optimism to the Reds, but trading Adam Dunn could have the biggest impact on the team in 2008.
Ken Griffey Jr. hit career homer No. 591 and drove in four runs Saturday night, leading the Reds to their season-high fifth straight victory, 11-7 over the Marlins.
Looking to jolt baseball's worst team out of its doldrums, the Cincinnati Reds turned to an inexperienced manager on Monday to provide a midseason spark.