MLBTradeRumors.com says that SI.com's Jon Heyman says via Twitter (Does this make it third-hand info?) that the Seattle Mariners are about to hire Eric Wedge as manager. This means the Cubs won't be hiring him, not they Cubs GM Jim Hendry was planning to. Seeing Wedge's name in the mix was an odd addition from the start, given the Cubs have at least three other candidates in mind--Joe Girardi, Mike Quade and Ryne Sandberg--who all have a good understanding of Cubbie occurrences and century-plus-long pressure that comes with them.
If Wedge goes to Seattle, that also means that White Sox third-base coach Joey Cora won't be going there. Cora reportedly has been considered for that job before, and presumably was being considered again. He also reportedly has a shot at the manager job with Milwaukee.