Gibbons is seen as a serious candidate for the Pirates' job.

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 M...

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