Seattle Mariners rumors have former manager Lou Piniella turning down a job offer from the team. Piniella used to be the Mariners manager and the team has apparently been trying to bring him back to replace Eric Wedge. According to a report from Thursday (Oct. 10), the team has been putting on a "full-court press" to lure him out of retirement. So far the plan has not succeeded.
Responding to the question of whether he would want to manage again, Piniella stated, "No. I’m happy doing what I’m doing, which is watching a little baseball, doing a little bit of television for the Yankees, 15 games or so a year. It keeps me involved a bit.”
There doesn't seem to be any blurring of his words here and it does appear that he is happy taking some time away from baseball. He was last seen managing the Chicago Cubs to some very frustrating results, so maybe another rebuilding process is just not what he wants to endure.
Quite a few Seattle Mariners rumors have popped up about the search for a new manager, but this might be the most interesting one out there. That the team would try to bring back Lou Piniella to drive this ship certainly brings back memories of when the team was actually finding regular season success.
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