Here's some pregame video of Mariners manager Eric Wedge talking about Henry Blanco, and the decision to sign him and let go of Kelly Shoppach. He also discusses putting Tom Wihelmsen on a break from his closing duties.
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Bob Dutton joined The News Tribune in 2013 after more than 25 years at the Kansas City Star, including the last 13 covering baseball and the Royals. He was the president of the Baseball Writers' Association of America in 2008 and serves on the committee that nominates players to the Hall of Fame.