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Source: Mariners didn’t quite make a “full-court press” on Lou Piniella

Post by Ryan Divish on Oct. 11, 2013 at 11:17 am with 3 Comments »
October 11, 2013 6:32 pm

The Seattle Mariners made headlines yesterday when Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal wrote a piece about the team courting Lou Piniella to fill its vacant managerial spot.

According to a team source, the Mariners did not make “a full-court press” on Piniella, which Rosenthal’s source said.

Team president Chuck Armstrong called Piniella to tell him he was going to be inducted in the Mariners hall of fame this upcoming season. Piniella said he thought he was calling about the vacant managerial position and managing the Mariners again. So Armstrong then asked Piniella if he was interested in managing the Mariners again. Piniella didn’t say no immediately and said he’d think about it. Armstrong called a day later and Piniella said he wasn’t interested in managing again.

The team source said the Mariners are exploring every option for managerial possibilities, but Piniella, who has made it clear  before on numerous occasions that his managing days are done, wasn’t on the list of  early options. because of that.

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  1. Quinault says:

    GMZ went inexperienced in Wak. He went experienced with Wedge. Thompson would be Wedge 2.0. Brown may be the best in-house option having managed many of the team while in Tacoma (and being up this year). I am amazed that Lou even took Armstrong’s call.

    Might as well sign Joey Cora to manage, Tito Martinez to be the batting coach, and Brian Price to be the pitching coach as well as the bench coach. Seattle recycles. We are Emerald City Green.

  2. wabubba67 says:

    Tino Martinez. I knew a girl named Tito that danced at club….but that’s a different story.

    I’m just wondering who leaked the details of the conversation between Armstrong and Piniella. If it was Lou, perhaps he is interested in managing again (just not in Seattle). If it was Armstrong (much more likely), he was trying to shore up his and the Mariners’ public image by pandering to the casual, sentimental fan. Those two (Armstrong and Lincoln) are so inept.

    Go Seattle Inepts!

  3. It’s going to take a lot to make me care again. In some ways, we’d be better off if they moved and we got an expansion team with ownership that had at least 1/2 of a brain.The computer races at the stadium just don’t do it for me. Actually, the stunning ineptness the organization has shown for the last 10 years back to Bavasi is sickening.

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