The Associated Press reports that Bob Geren will be Oakland's next manager.
Geren was the favorite right from the start and nothing changed during the interview process. A longtime friend of Billy Beane's, he'll be more willing to go along with the general manager's "suggestions" than an outside candidate might have been. Also, from the sound of things, several of the players will prefer to him the ousted Ken Macha. There hasn't been any word yet on how long of a contract he'll get.