Larry Stone of the Seattle Times reports that Eric Wedge will be named the new manager of the Seattle Mariners, according to baseball sources.
That news sure makes the Pirate hunt a lot more interesting.
Our feeling was that Wedge was easily the most qualified of the candidates. Now, we kinda like Dale Sveum out of the remaining pack; he's hard nosed, played the game right, and didn't seem to antagonize his team. But we expect the list to grow now; it won't be limited by the current list of guys interviewed. So stay tuned.