On Wednesday, the Red Sox interviewed Phillies bench coach Pete Mackanin for their manager's job. Today, ESPN's Buster Olney reports that Mackanin is going to be piling up frequent-flyer miles this week:
Mackanin doesn't necessarily seem to fit the Cubs' bill -- he's 60 years old and it would seem that Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer are looking for someone younger.
Speaking of younger men, those of you who think Terry Francona might take a year off could be wrong:
It's conceivable that Francona, who worked for Epstein in Boston, could also interview in Chicago. It'll keep the airlines busy, if nothing else.