So according to ESPN's all-purpose sources -- aka, "source" -- Eric Wedge is about to become manager of the Mariners.
If so, good hire by the M's. Wedge is a good baseball man and a better person, and seemed to have the Indians tracking toward a World Series until injuries and the Great Cleveland Fire Sale hit.
He obviously knows the game. A year ago we sat in his den in Cleveland and he said he was going to sit out 2010 and then start looking for another manager's job at the end of the year, because he expected there to be many more openings this fall than last fall. I don't know how he knew that, but he was dead on.