In the Sun-Times today, Chris DeLuca says that Lou Piniella's likely Jim Hendry's #1 choice, and further:
This is all wrongheaded. Piniella is the wrong guy, wrong time, wrong reasons. I hope John McDonough overrules this idiotic choice. Phil Rogers actually wrote something sensible about all this; he says money could be the factor keeping Piniella away:
You wonder if his excitement about managing the Cubs would wane if he were offered less than he made with the Rays. You also wonder whether he could divorce himself from the possibility of replacing [Joe] Torre after next season.
Hendry is a big fan of Bochy, whose name surfaced in July when speculation was rife that Dusty Baker would be fired as Cubs manager. The Cubs and Baker parted ways the day after the season ended.
Athletics at Tigers, 3:30 pm CT. (Tigers lead series 3-0) TV: Fox
Mets at Cardinals, 7 pm CT. (Series tied 1-1) TV: Fox
Discuss amongst yourselves.