Gabe Kapler will be fired by the Philadelphia Phillies today, according to the Philly Inquirer. This is moderately though not earth-shatteringly surprising news, and now it's time to look ahead to who they might hire to replace him.
Joe Maddon - It has seemed almost inevitable that Maddon would be the new manager of the Angels, but they're interviewing other people now and may not be as sure a thing as before. Maddon is known for his equanimity and that started to grate on Cubs brass, who wanted a more fiery personality by the end of his tenure. But, he won a World Series with the Cubs, and really should have his pick amongst the open jobs.