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Knobler: Mariners Give Lloyd McClendon A Chance He Deserves

Danny Knobler, CBS Sports Baseball Insider
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Lloyd McClendon (Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Lloyd McClendon (Nick Laham/Getty Images)


Every year, Jim Leyland would ask the same question. Every year, I had no good answer for him.

“Why isn’t Mac getting a chance?” Leyland would ask.

Now he is, as he should.

Lloyd McClendon is getting a chance with the Mariners, and while the uncertain status of general manager Jack Zduriencik makes the job less desirable than most, McClendon’s not going to complain. Nor should he.

He’s waited for this, for a second shot at managing, for an opportunity to take everything he learned from those five years with the overmatched Pirates and everything he learned from eight years at Leyland’s side with the loaded Tigers.

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