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Piniella not a shoo-in to land a managerial job

Will Lou Piniella land a managerial job? How about Joe Girardi? Sean McAdam sizes up the four vacant posts.

Originally Published: October 11, 2006
By Sean McAdam | Special to ESPN.com

Concurrent with the playoffs and World Series, there's another October tradition to monitor: the managerial search.

Now that Joe Torre is staying put and the Florida Marlins did their firing and hiring in the same day, there are just four teams in search of new dugout bosses: the Nationals, Giants, Cubs and Rangers.

Interestingly, three of those teams fired minority candidates -- Frank Robinson (Washington), Felipe Alou (San Francisco) and Dusty Baker (Chicago) -- making it likely that ...

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