Will Jonathan Papelbon remain the Red Sox's closer for the entire 2011 season? Will Mike Quade be the answer to the Cubs' longtime futility in the postseason? Those are just two of the team-related questions heading into spring training.
The Chicago Cubs are expected to interview Bob Melvin, a former manager for the Seattle Mariners and Arizona Diamondbacks, for their managerial position sometime around the end of the season, a source confirmed Tuesday.
Bobby Valentine, now an analyst with ESPN, will not meet Friday night in Florida with Marlins executives about the club's managerial job, the conversation instead will take place over the phone, Marlins president David Samson said.
Former Rangers and Mets manager Bobby Valentine, now an analyst with ESPN, has confirmed that he will fly to Florida on Friday night to meet with Marlins executives, including owner Jeffrey Loria, to discuss the club's managerial job.