I think that exact same article, down to the package deal with Jocketty, was written 2 months ago about LaRussa - but with the following substitutions:
"Cincinnati" instead of "Seattle"
"Mackanin" instead of "McLaren"
"has a strong relationship with Reds owner Bob Castellini" instead of "lives in Bay area"
Except the Cincinnati rumor/conjecture actually makes a little bit of sense. I can't see LaRussa ever agreeing to manage in the AL.