Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Did I miss the memo?

I guess I'm the only one that doesn't get it. I heard these names being volleyed around for the possibilities for the next Mariners manager. I'm not saying that anyone might not be a good manager, but I really don't think any of them tickle my fancy. Here are some the names out there:

Former Pirates manager Lloyd McClendon

Possible front runner and former Mets manager Bobby Valentine

Former Toronto manager John Gibbons

Former Indians manager Eric Wedge

Former Astros manager Cecil Cooper

And another possible unknown, current Padres bench coach Ted Simmons

I don't think we can get a big name, but I would like to get a proven winner...

1 comment:

  1. Don't need a proven winner, just a good manager and someone who can build. Wedge is the best of that bunch, just wore out his welcome in Cleveland.

    Is Daren Brown not a candidate?

    If the Cubs don't promote Mike Quade to full-time, then I'd grab him if I were Seattle.

    Nobody in MLB history could have won with the heinous offense the M's had this year. They were old-ish and aged rapidly.

    The new manager needs to keep the pitching staff's confidence up, get Rowland-Smith right, and commit to no one over 30 except Figgins, Ichiro and Branyan (and plead to trade Figgins if possible)).

    I think the biggest red flag was the Mariner's willingness to have millstones like Langerhans on their team. He's proven he can't hit, at all. Why give him another chance to reinforce it? Tacoma is lovely in the summer.