Jim Bowden discusses the Astros early search to fill their managerial vacancy and discusses some other possible managerial openings.
He notes Bobby Valentine of the Red Sox, Ned Yost of the Royals, Ozzie Guillen of the Miami Marlins, Jim Tracy of the Colorado Rockies, and Manny Acta of the Cleveland Indians.
The rumor mill should pick up on who may be the next Indians manager and the list should include Terry Francona, Sandy Alomar Jr., and Dave Martinez.
Dave Martinez currently is a Rays bench coach and has worked directly with Joe Maddon since he was hired in October of 2007.
Terry Francona has the rings and the experience but he may not want to go through the rebuilding process. If Francona doesn't find his way into a major league dugout in 2013 he should, at the minimum, brought in to fill an advisory role similar to the role Davey Johnson had with the Nationals prior to taking over for Jim Riggleman.
In the end the Indians should turn the future over to Sandy Alomar Jr.