Dusty Baker had a second round of interviews yesterday, according to MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki. Buck Showalter will interview for a second time today, and Joe Girardi will interview for a second time Monday. There are no other known candidates, and unless one emerges, it is not a stretch to think that an announcement could come before the month is over.
Baker had his first-round interview Wednesday. Showalter and Girardi interviewed earlier this week.
If the Phillies make no changes to their schedule and interview no further candidates, they could have an announcement Oct. 24. Games 1 and 2 of the World Series are Tuesday and Wednesday, preventing an announcement then. The next day is a travel day before Game 3 of the World Series in Washington, which is why an announcement might come then.