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Don't be surprised if former Florida Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez winds up a leading candidate to replace Lou Piniella within the next few weeks.

Sources say that Gonzalez is at the top of general manager Jim Hendry's wish list in the early stages of the process and that he prefers a manager with major-league experience -- with Class AAA manager Ryne Sandberg considered the strongest, if not only, serious candidate without that.

Gonzalez's communication skills with...