There are no major updates with the Mariners’ managerial search. Formal interviews have yet to take place. General manager Jack Zduriencik is still whittling down his list of potential candidates. Per a Mariners’ source, his initial list was quite lengthy.
You can cross Bryan Price off the list of potential managers for the Seattle Mariners. Late Monday evening word broke that Price was named the Reds manager.
Price, who has served as the pitching coach for the Reds for the last four seasons, replaces Dusty Baker, who was fired after the season. He served as the Mariners pitching coach under Lou Piniella and Bob Melvin. Affable but intense, Price would have been a good fit for a Mariners’ team that could feature a lot of young pitching. But obviously, the Reds are in a much better position for success.
Price signed a three-year contract with the Reds.
In other managerial news ….
The Nationals interviewed their fourth candidate -- third base coach Trent Jewett.
There is no word on Don Mattingly’s future in L.A. … He wants a multi-year contract. He hasn’t been offered one. He’s not happy about it. He also isn’t going to be happy that two of his friends – bench coach Trey Hillman and advanced scout Wade Taylor
It looks more and more like Dave Martinez may be the favorite to get the Cubs job.