The Seattle Mariners firing of manager Don Wakamatsu yesterday adds one more interesting name in the mix for the anticipated coaching vacancies on Showalter's staff this offseason. Wakamatsu was a minor league manager in the Arizona organization while Showalter was there, and Showalter thought enough of him to have him as his bench coach in Texas. He also has a catching background to help Matt Wieters. I'd expect Wakamatsu will hear from Showalter at some point, but I'm sure the Orioles won't be the only one dialing his number. Wakamatsu has a solid reputation despite the mess in Seattle this year. Another interesting name I've heard to go along with B.J. Surhoff, Mike Bordick, Billy Ripken, Billy Connors, Nardi Contreras and Bobby Dickerson: Eric Wedge. Yes, the same Eric Wedge who Showalter beat out for the Orioles' job. After being dismissed by Texas, Showalter served as a senior advisor to baseball operations for the Cleveland Indians, while Wedge was the manager there. I'd be shocked if it happened and Wedge will probably be in the running for some manager jobs, but it is an interesting thought.