Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 11/6/13
Some added fire to M’s ice On Monday it was announced that the Seattle Mariners had narrowed down their managerial search to four candidates. On Tuesday, their search came to an end as the M’s named former Detroit Tigers hitting coach Lloyd McClendon as the new bench boss. This isn’t quite as exciting as an 8-1 Seahawks start, but it really should be! The Mariners are in some dire need of a man to actually take over this franchise, and one with a winning attitude too. You don’t simply spend the past seven years under Jim Leyland without learning a few tricks from the master himself. Not only does he come with a couple of World Series appearances under his belt, but he also has some actual managerial experience, unlike the rest of the guys who ended up interviewing well with the brass. I mentioned fire in the headline, and this is what McClendon will bring to this team. It’s about time too, because the past several M’s managers have lacked this for sure. We start with Eric Wedge, th...
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