Bobby V. is out of the running for the Mariners’ job

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Larry Stone of the Seattle Times is reporting that the Mariners have told Bobby Valentine that he’s out of the running for the Mariners’ job.

This is sad. I figured we wouldn’t hit “Peak Valentine” (i.e. the point in time when the maximum rate of global Bobby Valentine managerial rumors are reached, after which the rate of production of Bobby Valentine rumors enter terminal decline) until at least December.  Huh.

No word on who may actually get the job at this point.  The M’s have spoken with Eric Wedge and Lloyd McClendon among others.  Whoever gets the job has got a lot of work ahead of ’em.