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Dodgers' Web musings: This could be good for Tim Wallach -- USA Today reports over half of teams could be looking for new manager in offseason

September 21, 2010 |  2:38 pm

Tim Wallach is primed and ready to become a major-league manager, but was passed over -- as it turned out, before the season began -- to become the next Dodgers manager.

But Wallach, the ex-Dodger who's spent the last two seasons managing the Dodgers' triple-A Albuquerque team, could find another team or two calling this offseason.

USA Today's Bob Nightengale estimates there could be as many as 16 teams looking for a new manager this offseason.

"It's going to be a circus," Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane told Nightengale.

Elsewhere on the Web:

-- The Dodgers may yet lose Wallach, but they will not be losing one of their assistant general managers to the Diamondbacks.

Both Logan White and DeJon Watson both received phone calls informing them that they had not made the finals of the Diamondback's search for a new general manager.

ESPN/'s Tony Jackson gets a reaction from both.

-- The Riverside Press-Enterprise's David Lassen writes that newbie reliever Kenley Jensen, who was a catching prospect just over a year ago, has the makings of a closer.

--'s Tim Brown says that if the judge doesn't rule the Dodgers are jointly owned by both McCourts -- likely forcing a sale -- don't expect Major League Baseball to force a sale. Brown said MLB is stuck in a bed of its own making when it approved the highly leveraged purchase.

-- The New York Times' Bill Witz profiles Joshua Fisher, the 24-year-old University of Minnesota law student whose site has made him one of the go-to experts on the McCourts' divorce.

--'s Lee Jenkins writes that the last shred of dignity was peeled away from the Dodgers' facade when Torre resigned.

-- wants to see 16-year minor-league vet John Lindsey get more playing time the last two weeks of the season.

-- ESPN/'s Ramona Shelburne said that some may question Don Mattingly's hire as the next Dodgers manager because of his lack of experience, but no one should question his work ethic.

-- Steve Dilbeck