Eric Wedge Fired?

Is it true that the Cleveland Indians fired their manager Eric Wedge in the final days of this terrible season? Poor guy, what is Eric going to do now? I mean Cleveland recently lost 11 straight games and has dropped 20 of its last 25 games but I liked the guy.

asked by Tim in Baseball | 2417 views | 09-30-2009 at 05:51 PM

Yes, he's fired.
According to ESPN:

The Cleveland Indians fired manager Eric Wedge in the final days of a terrible season.

Wedge guided the Indians to one playoff appearance in seven seasons, and this year the club fell out of contention early and is currently one game out of last place in the AL Central.

The Indians, who are 64-92, have scheduled a Wednesday afternoon news conference at Progressive Field to announce Wedge's dismissal.

Cleveland recently lost 11 straight games and has dropped 20 of its last 25 games.

Wedge, who had one year left on his contract, will finish out the season as manager, including Wednesday's doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox. Cleveland pitching coach Carl Willis, hitting coach Derek Shelton, bench coach Jeff Datz, first-base coach Luis Rivera, third-base coach Joel Skinner and bullpen coach Chuck Hernandez were also told they will not be retained, but some could be rehired by the Indians' next manager.

The Indians are expected to begin interviews for a new manager in the weeks ahead. Among the names that figure to be mentioned are Boston pitching coach John Farrell, former Indians manager Mike Hargrove, former Arizona manager Buck Showalter and Torey Lovullo, who managed the Indians' Triple-A Columbus franchise.

answered by IMB | 09-30-2009 at 05:54 PM

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