Originally posted on Big League Stew  |  Last updated 11/8/11
It's back! 'Duk's Dozen is a heaping morning serving of baseball items, links and takes — designed to keep you warm all offseason long. 1. Out goes Tony, in comes Tito? A major league source tells WEEI's Rob Bradford that today's the day that Terry Francona will head to the Gateway City and interview for the vacant St. Louis Cardinals managerial spot. Francona is by far the biggest skipper name of anyone that's been mentioned and the team is expected to make a hire by next week. Francona won't have the chance to make the last impression, however, as Jose Oquendo and Ryne Sandberg interviews are expected to follow later in the week. WEEI 2. Tito and Theo aren't the only ex-Red Sox scattering themselves elsewhere after the great fallout. Jonathan Papelbon is reportedly in talks with the Philadelphia Phillies, who are considering either Ryan Madson or the ol' Jigmeister for next year's closer role. Red Sox Monster 3. It sounds like the final three days of the Florida Marlins will be bu...
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