The Seattle Mariners haven't yet announced a single candidate for their managerial job, including Daren Brown - the man who held the position for the last 50 games of the 2010 season.
That hasn't stopped names from popping up all over.
In Baltimore, they're reporting former interim manager Juan Samuel - replaced by Buck Showalter - will interview with Jack Zduriencik. In Kansas City, it's bench coach John Gibbons, a former Toronto manager. San Diego's bench coach, Ted Simmons, has also been mentioned, along with former Seattle fan favorite Joey Cora, now the White Sox bench coach.
Brown likely will get at least a first-round courtesy interview, though he'd be a long-shot to land the job. Zduriencik and the font office will begin the interviews next week, and would like to have a manager in place before the World Series, although an announcement6 might have to wait until the end of the post-season. Almost certainly, there are one or two candidates whose teams are still in the playoffs.
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Until the Mariners announce their own pared-down list, names will keep popping up - for this and every other big-league opening. If you've got a favorite candidate, drop his name. You never know who's reading.