Poor John McGrath. Clearly, his pick of San Francisco in seven games Wednesday was way off – the Giants might win the World Series in three. As for the guys who picked Texas, Ryan Divish and I ….. yikes!
As for news around baseball, Ken Rosenthal at Foxsports.com reported the Seattle Mariners have interviewed former Phillies hitting coach Milt Thompson to fill the same role on Eric Wedge’s new coaching staff.
And here’s a note of interest: since the announcement of his hiring 11 days ago, Mr. Wedge hasn’t left the Northwest. Rather than go home, he’s stayed on to conduct coaching interviews and talk to general manager Jack Zduriencik about the team. That is commitment.
Former Mariners third baseman Jim Presley, who was Buck Showalter’s hitting coach with the Arizona Diamondbacks, was hired today by the Baltimore Orioles and will serve as … Showalter’s batting coach. Can signing Don Wakamatsu – Showalter’s bench coach in Texas – be far behind?
And then there’s the sad but not stunning news that former Mariner Jose Guillen, a San Francisco outfielder left off the post-season roster, is being investigated for use of HGH. Yikes! again.