Bowden was fired in July and new GM Dan O'Brien is expected to bring in his own staff. The former Expos, Reds, and Yankees scout is likely gone.
The organization also could potentially be looking at Red Sox special assistant Lee Thomas, former White Sox general manager Ron Schueler, Braves special assignment scout Jim Fregosi, and Blue Jays special assistant Bill Livesey.
In addition, if new Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt decides to revamp his front office a lot more candidates could evolve within a matter of seconds.
The organization will also create a new position that will evaluate players based largely upon statistics, much like the system that the Athletics, Blue Jays, Indians, and Red Sox have applied so successfully over the last few years.
"I want to get as many opinions as possible," said Duquette, who hopes to have his staff in place by the end of November. "I'm more of a collaborative decision-maker. That is my style."