AP Source: Cardinals Interview Francona…Maddux Next Up in Chicago


November 9th, 2011 by Jim Field

UNDATED (AP) – A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that former Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona has interviewed for the St. Louis Cardinals’ managerial vacancy.  The interview took place in Cincinnati, where Cardinals chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. lives.  The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no announcement was made.  Francona managed the Red Sox for eight seasons and left after they wasted a nine-game September lead in the AL wild-card race.  St. Louis is seeking a replacement for Tony La Russa, who retired two days after winning his second World Series in 16 seasons with the Cardinals.

In other baseball news:
— Texas Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux is next up as the Chicago Cubs search for a new manager. Maddux is slated to interview today. Milwaukee Brewers hitting coach Dale Sveum and Philadelphia Phillies bench coach Pete Mackanin have already been interviewed to replace Mike Quade.