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Piniella spurns M's full-court press

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07:19 AM ET 10.11 | Sweet Lou, back on the bench? The Seattle Mariners recently contacted [Lou Piniella] about the possibility, asking him to come out of retirement to manage their team again. One source with knowledge of the discussions described the Mariners' pursuit of Piniella as "a full-court press." Piniella, however, declined the Mariners' overtures. "I talked to them about the job, but that's it," Piniella told FOX Sports on Thursday night. "There was nothing else to it. It was just conversation, nothing more." Piniella, 70, said he does not want to manage again. "No," he said. "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."

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October 11, 2013  08:22 AM ET

Living in the past won't help this franchise.

October 11, 2013  09:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Living in the past won't help this franchise.

Totally agree.

October 11, 2013  09:41 AM ET

If you are a M's fan out there and read this article about your team reaching out to a 70 year old man to mange your team what does that say for your franchise now and for the future?

October 11, 2013  09:49 AM ET

Why in the heck would Pinella do that to himself?

October 11, 2013  09:52 AM ET

He's been a great addition to the Yanks broadcast team. Something about his voice that's perfect for it. Lots of knowledge too. Would love to see him replace Michael Kay eventually, but he's got a death grip on the job.

October 11, 2013  10:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

He's been a great addition to the Yanks broadcast team. Something about his voice that's perfect for it. Lots of knowledge too. Would love to see him replace Michael Kay eventually, but he's got a death grip on the job.

One of these days Sweet Lou is going to give Michael Kay the same treatment he gave 1st base in a dispute with an umpire. Heave-Ho.

October 11, 2013  10:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Living in the past won't help this franchise.

Edgar Martinez, Jay Bunhner and Ken Griffey, Jr. are not walking through that door.

October 11, 2013  01:03 PM ET

Whoa, Lou is not looking good. The last thing he needs is to manage that team.

October 11, 2013  01:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Edgar Martinez, Jay Bunhner and Ken Griffey, Jr. are not walking through that door.

Nor is Randy Johnson.

 
October 11, 2013  02:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Why in the heck would Pinella do that to himself?

He looked at the roster and was puzzled..."They want me to manage AAA?"

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