Houston Astros start interviewing managerial candidates

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Dave Martinez, bench coach, Tampa Bay Rays

Martinez, 49, was an outfielder for several major league teams from 1986 to 2001. He has been the bench coach for the Rays since 2008 and works closely with manager Joe Maddon. I think Martinez is my favorite candidate so far because of his experience working under Maddon and the fact he has worked in a smart, analytical organization like Tampa Bay.