About 48 hours before the opening night game with Oakland, Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge met with the media and chatted amiably about any number of topics – although his usual caution remained.
How tight-lipped is the skipper? He declined to say who his closer was – he mentioned Brandon League, Chris Ray and Jamey Wright - or who would start in center field in place of Franklin Gutierrez.
“I haven’t told them, and I’m not going to tell you until I have,” Wedge said. “We’ll deal with it all tomorrow and let you know.”
Ugh – a man …