M’s May Have A Manager – It’s Not Valentine
Larry Stone has the story on his blog. Bobby Valentine has been told he will not get the Mariners job, and rumors are swirling that the team may have already made their decision. If that is true, then the choice will come from the group that interviewed this week – Eric Wedge, Lloyd McClendon, John Gibbons, or Cecil Cooper. It could also be Daren Brown, hypothetically, but I don’t know anyone who actually thinks he has a real shot at this thing.
More to come, obviously.
Update: Buster Olney just sent out the following on Twitter. “Heard this: Eric Wedge did very, very well in his interview with Seattle Mariners. Wedge would be a good fit in Seattle; he’s experienced, he’s prepared to help with the rebuilding of the team,and a good organizational guy.” You can probably put two and two together.
Another update: Ken Rosenthal says John Gibbons has been told he’s out, too. All signs pointing to Eric Wedge at this point.