It's funny I was going to say that this search reminds me of 2005 when there weren't many candidates and Charlie was the obvious frontrunner (with Leyland the people's choice). But it turns out they interviewed seven or eight guys that time. Not sure if there was even a third finalist?
Anyway, the process isn't really going that much faster. It took them 10 days to fire Kapler (happened last Wednesday, press conference was Friday) and this will probably not be done until Monday.
I think it's good, even if I don't necessarily agree with their process/choice. They (or at least Middleton) know what they want and it's a small group, especially minus Maddon. And they decided they weren't interested in re-interviewing anyone from last time. There were basically only four people who fit the criteria.
My questions are:
1) Can we get Girardi?
2) How much do these Orioles guys really want Buck?
3) Did Harper tell Middleton they should interview Dusty and how much weight might that have?