Cincinnati Reds interim manager Jim Riggleman did a nice job after Bryan Price was fired earlier in the season, but the team did fade down the stretch and the organization said all along they'd have a thorough managerial search.
That's never a good sign for an interim manager, and according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports, former Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell is the favorite to land the job.
Nightengale also mentions that Riggleman would stay on as a bench coach (awkward) if Farrell gets the gig. Former big league infielder David Bell is also in contention for the job, but he could end up being the next Giants manager post-Bruce Bochy.
Farrell has interviewed for the Reds job and he's been with the organization since March after coming aboard as a scout and front office member. He's been taking a look at the organizations young players and he does have a good resume, as he was a World Series-winning manager for Boston back in 2013.
Joe Girardi and Brad Ausmus are set to have interviews for the job this week, as well.