It was reported last week — during Game 2 of the World Series, actually — that Bud Black had been hired as the new manager of the Washington Nationals. But that all fell apart during the subsequent contract negotiations and the Nationals’ opening is now going to Dusty Baker instead.
According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, Black is now in line for another similarly high-profile managing gig …
Gabe Kapler, Darin Erstad, Dave Roberts, Tim Wallach, Dave Martinez, and Ron Roenicke are some of the other candidates under consideration in Los Angeles.
Don Mattingly resigned at the end of the regular season and wound up in Miami.