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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Dale Sveum Becomes the 6th Candidate to Interview

The Pittsburgh Pirates interviewed Milwaukee Brewers’ hitting coach Dale Sveum today, making him the sixth candidate to be interviewed for the vacant manager position.  Some information on Sveum: -He was a first round draft pick in 1982 by the Brewers, and went on to play 12 seasons, including three years with the Pirates in 1996, 1997, and 1999. -Sveum became a manager for the Pirates’ AA affiliate from 2001-2003, and was...

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