? PHIL NIEKRO, Indians.
"A student of the game who brings blue-collar values to a blue-collar sport."
? BILL ALMON, Pirates.
A Brown man, he could follow in the tradition of former Ivy League managers Eddie Collins and Red Rolfe.
? GRAIG NETTLES, Braves.
Cox says Nettles has "knowledge, an ability to have fun and a media touch. He won't be just good, but great."
? GREG GROSS, Phillies.
"He cannot miss at whatever he does in baseball."
? TIM FLANNERY, Padres.
"Tireless and positive."
? BOB BOONE, Unsigned.
An ideal manager, if he doesn't go straight to the front office instead.
? LEE MAZZILLI, Mets.
Forget the old teenybopper image. "He is very tough, he works hard and he can own a town."
? MARTY BARRETT, Red Sox.
"The computer in spikes" has brains, movie-star looks and an orator's tongue.
? TED SIMMONS, Braves.
"For all his intellectual pursuits, he's a hard-rock guy. No player will ever be ahead of him."
? GARTH IORG, Blue Jays
"Tougher than you might think, with the sense of humor to last a whole season."