Hey here's a switch. Joe Girardi does not top at least one team's managerial wish list.

The Mariners have composed a very long "short" list of perhaps 20 or more names but Girardi's name is nowhere to be found. That of course is not because they don't view Girardi as a very good manager but very likely because they understand the six-year Yankees manager New York resident and Illinois native who already has his choice of at least the Yankees and Cubs is unlikely to reject those overtures to move 3000 miles away to join a team that's posted losing records four years running.

Three names believed to be on the Mariners' lengthy list include A's coach Chip Hale Giants coach Ron Wotus plus Pete Mackanin the ex-Reds interim manager who was announced Tuesday as Ryne Sandberg's third base coach in Philadelphia. Those are just three of probably close to a couple dozen names on their list though.