Mariners down with Valle? 

November, 1, 2013
11/01/13
9:18
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In recent years, more and more teams have opted to hire managers who have not had previous experience running a major league franchise. In fact, both World Series skippers -- Mike Matheny and John Farrell -- had no prior managing experience at all when they were hired for the first time. Perhaps that's why the Seattle Mariners have extended their search to include Dave Valle.