The Chicago Cubs managerial search got a little bit more complicated Monday morning when Detorit Tigers manager Jim Leyland announced his resignation. The Tigers are in “win-now” mode and will gain the interest of top manager candidates including San Diego Padres‘ bench coach Rick Renteria, Tampa Bay Rays‘ bench coach Dave Martinez, and Boston Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo. Renteria is reportedly the Cubs ‘clear-cut’ choice while they wait for the Red Sox postseason run to end in order to talk with Lovullo.
Around the league; Tim Lincecum signed a $35 million for two-years, the Los Angeles Dodgers fired bench coach Trey Hillman, advance scout Wade Taylor and picked up the options on pitching coach Rick Honeycutt, third-base coach Tim Wallach and first-base coach Davey Lope, and the Reds will make an official announcement on promoting pitching coach Bryan Price as manager.
The World Series begins Wednesday night at Fenway Park with St. Louis Cardinals‘ right-hander Adam Wainwright (19-9, 2.94 ERA) taking the mound against Red Sox’s left-hander Jon Lester (15-8, 3.75 ERA) in Game 1.
FOX Sports: Leyland resigns as Tigers manager
Chicago Tribune: Dempster puts in plug for Renteria
Chicago Sun-Times: Peavy: Cubs’ candidate Rick Renteria can handle media spotlight
CSN Chicago: Baseball insider evaluates Cubs search
ESPN Chicago: Scouts’ take: Soler needs to find his groove
Cubs.com: Leyland’s resignation complicates managerial search
Daily Herald: World Series Outlook
CBS Sports: Sources: Dodgers fire bench coach Hillman, advance scout Taylor
USA Today: Gibson staying with D-Backs despite Tigers’ opening
NBC Sports: Reds expected to name Price as manager on Tuesday
ESPN MLB: Tim Lincecum gets 2 years, $35M
ESPN Boston: Final sports blunder for Menino?