So Long, Matt Walbeck

In one of our recent (and frequent) late-night instant-message conversations, Ian Casselberry and I discussed possible successors to Jim Leyland. We both thought AA Erie manager and former Tigers catcher Matt Walbeck had the best chance of any internal candidate.Not anymore.Walbeck will join Ron Washington‘s staff in Arlington as the Rangers’ new third base coach.Wonder what the story is behind this move. It appeared that Walbeck was on the fast-track in the Detroit organization.Perhaps he’s going to Texas to get some big-league experience under his belt so he’s more prepared when Leyland decides to call it quits?Or maybe he wants to be first in line when Washington is fired next June.

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Mike McClary

Upbeat guy.

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