A few updates on the manager search:
-Eric Wedge was officially named the manager of the Seattle Mariners today, after rumors broke over the weekend that Seattle had settled on Wedge as their next manager.
-Bo Porter, who interviewed with the Pirates, has emerged as the front runner for the Florida Marlins’ open position, according to MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro. Porter is considered a strong teacher of fundamentals, and a good candidate to develop the young players in Florida.
-As for the remaining Pirates’ candidates, ESPN’s Buster Olney says that John Gibbons is regarded as a serious candidate for the Pirates’ manager position. The Pirates have interviewed Wedge, Porter, and Gibbons, along with Jeff Banister, Ken Macha, Carlos Tosca, and Dale Sveum. They are also expected to interview John Samuel and Jose Oquendo.Pirates Prospects is FREE today in honor of the Wild Card game. You get special access to all of our content, which is typically reserved only for subscribers. We cover the Pirates 365 days a year, with live coverage all throughout the playoffs, and off-season coverage of the minor league players in the Arizona Fall League and Winter Leagues. During the season we average well over 6 articles per day on the Pirates. This is the best stop if you're a hardcore Pirates fan, and the subscription prices are very low.
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