Bo Porter, one of the Seven Samurai who the Bucs interviewed, is said to be the front runner for the Florida marlin job, according to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com.
That would leave five candidates remaining of the seven the Bucs have interviewed: Jeff Banister, John Gibbons, Kenny Macha, Dale Sveum, and Carlos Tosca. The first man the Pirates talked to, Eric Wedge, was officially announced today as Seattle's new manager.
Craig Calcaterra of Hardball Talk thinks that John Gibbons should be da man.
We'd expect that the Pirates would expand the list; there's not much of a need to fill the position right away. But the FO works in mysterious ways...