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According to a Washington Post memo, managing editor Kevin Merida will become the editor-in-chief of The Undefeated, and a senior VP at ESPN. We reported two weeks ago that Merida was in serious talks for the job. Here’s some advice for Kevin from his predecessor: A leader recognizes leadership and follows.

Transactions, July 12

Jack Dickey is leaving us for Sports Illustrated, the grown-up version of Sports Illustrated Kids. He'll also be writing weird things for Time.com. We'll miss Jack for reasons too numerous to address here, and if we were the sort of site to get gloppy and sentimental about departures, we'd link to some favorite posts,…

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