Managerial speculation (but not from me)
Ken Rosenthal, in a piece at Foxsports (which, like ESPN, is apptly MSN-associated… why?):
Bob Melvin, Mariners. First-year general manager Bill Bavasi exercised Melvin’s option for 2005 on May 4, temporarily quelling speculation about the manager’s future. Melvin, however, continues to draws criticism within the industry for his bland persona.
Again with the personality thing. Anyway… Steve Kelley, possibly the worst in the Seattle Times’ cavalcade of awful writers, offers “Uninspiring Melvin must pay price for lifeless M’s“. You know it’s obvious when Steve Kelley’s writing about it. He offers some suggestions for replacements that are — I’m not actually sure if he’s serious or not, to be honest. Maybe his whole column’s a sarcastic send-up of the kind of attack on Melvin we’ve been reading elsewhere (like Rosenthal) and his suggestions are supposed to give away the joke.
I would bet not.