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Giants bench coach Ron Wotus interviewed by the Mariners

Oct 28, 2013, 3:53 PM EDT

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A few years ago I wrote a post about Giants bench coach Ron Wotus getting suspended for a game for whatever it was bench coaches can get suspended for. At the time I said that it would probably be the last time I ever used Ron Wotus’ picture on HardballTalk.

Shows you what I know: Jon Heyman reports that the Mariners have interviewed Wotus for their managerial opening.

Ain’t gonna lie: I don’t know much about Wotus apart from that suspension and the fact that, generally speaking, you don’t hear much about the Giants having big on-field tactical blunders that a good bench coach would prevent. So I assume that and his long tenure with Bruce Bochy makes him a good guy who is good at his job.

The job he’s interviewing for? Eh, not exactly drawing star power. So far the Mariners have been linked with┬áPadres bench coach Rick Renteria and Tigers hitting coach Lloyd McClendon, each of whom are interviewing for higher-profile jobs in Chicago and Detroit, respectively. ┬áBut good luck to Wotus all the same.

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