Bo Porter Accepts Position With Nationals

Bo Porter, who is one of the remaining manager candidates who has interviewed with the Pittsburgh Pirates, accepted a job as the third base coach with the Washington Nationals, according to Bill Brink at the Post Gazette.  The move doesn’t necessarily mean Porter is out of the running for the job.  Carlos Tosca interviewed with the team after being named the new bench coach for the Atlanta Braves. Porter was said to be a...

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John Gibbons No Longer A Candidate

John Gibbons, the Kansas City Royals bench coach who had interviewed for the Pittsburgh Pirates manager position, is no longer a candidate for the vacant position.  Gibbons was rumored to be a serious candidate earlier in the week, but apparently the Pirates have ruled him out of the race already. The Pirates have interviewed seven people, although two are now eliminated.  Gibbons joins Eric Wedge, who accepted the Seattle Mariners...

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Manager Notes: Wedge, Porter, Gibbons

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...

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Eric Wedge to the Mariners

According to Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated, the Seattle Mariners have settled on Eric Wedge as their next manager.  Wedge was seen as the favorite for the Pittsburgh Pirates open spot, and with him off the market, the race seems wide open. Currently the Pirates have interviewed seven candidates, including Wedge.  The other candidates are: Jeff Banister - Interim Pirates bench coach. Ken Macha – Former Brewers manager. Dale...

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