Bob Melvin might get to follow in Lou Piniella's footsteps for a second time.
The Cubs have added the former Diamondbacks and Mariners manager to their list of managerial candidates, according to a report by FanHouse.com. The report says the Cubs have asked the Mets, for whom Melvin works as a scout (and doesn't look too excited by the work, from the looks of this picture), for permission to interview him.
Melvin has been mentioned as a top candidate to manage the Mets should they fire Jerry Manuel.
Melvin, a former journeyman catcher, went 156-158 with Seattle from 2003-04 and 337-340 in Arizona from 2005-09. The Diamondbacks fired him after 29 games last season.
Particlularly in temperament, the even-keeled and decidedly new-school Melvin would represent a significant departure from Piniella -- just as he was in Seattle, where he was the choice after Piniella ended a 10-year run.
Other known Cubs candidates include Eric Wedge, Ryne Sandberg, Fredi Gonzalez and interim manager Mike Quade.
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