Zduriencik it is
Official word is that Zduriencik has got the job. Apparently the key was his record with young talent. Not just identifying it – Engle and Fontaine have done fine with that, though depending on whether they stick around, his ability would be crucial there as well. But more importantly, developing it, which has been an area of frustration with the organizational philosophy.
I guess announcing it by press release instead of having a press conference is how they avoid the wrath of Selig. And also cut down on the media attention while people are off covering the World Series. Press conference is not until the off day Friday.