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2014 Seattle Mariners managerial candidates

Wedge out, now what? The Seattle Mariners execs get to do yet another managerial search this winter.  Maybe this group is not the best at picking out major league managers, but they certainly are experienced given this will be their 8th manager search in just over 10 years.  Does practice really make perfect? Replacing a proven, experienced manager like Eric Wedge with someone...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Eric Wedge Tells Mariners He Will Not Return as Manager Next Season

SEATTLE — Eric Wedge told the Seattle Mariners on Friday that he will not return as manager next season, saying it became obvious he did not have a future with the organization. Wedge will manage the final three games of this season against Oakland before the Mariners begin a search for a new manager. “It’s got to the point where it’s painfully obvious to me that I just wasn’t...
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Wedge tells Mariners he won't return

Seattle manager Eric Wedge told the Mariners on Friday he will not return for next season, saying it became obvious he did not have a future with the organization. The Mariners said that Wedge will manage the final three games of the season against Oakland before beginning another search for a manager. "It's got to the point where it's painfully obvious to me that...
Via AP on Fox
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners breaking news: Eric Wedge won’t return

Out After 2013 With just three games remaining in the 2013 MLB season Seattle Mariners‘ Manager Eric Wedge has announced that he will resign his coaching duties after Seattle’s final series with the Oakland Athletics. Likely beating out Jack Zduriencik and the rest of the front office before they fired him, it was an unspoken truth around the Mariners’ organization that Wedge...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Should Wedge and Jack Z stay or go?

Survival Guide 101 Geoff Baker brings up some good points in this one, Mariner fans. What do you think? Should Wedge and Jack Z stay or go? Games and series like these by Mariners get people fired We’ve been down this road with the Mariners before. Saw it in 2008 and 2010. Now, we’re seeing it again in 2013 and sooner or later, the question will have to...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
September 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Wedge back following mild stroke

Clean shaven, looking thinner and sounding energized, Seattle manager Eric Wedge was back behind his office desk Friday afternoon It was far better look than a month ago when Wedge was being helped off the field by team personnel in the midst of suffering a mild stroke. "I feel great. I feel better than I have in 10 or 15 years," Wedge said before the Mariners opened...
Via Fox Sports
August 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Wedge suffered 'very mild stroke'

The Mariners announced on Wednesday that manager Eric Wedge suffered a very mild stroke, but it is expected to make a full recovery. 

Via Pro Sports Daily
July 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Eric Wedge blames sabermetrics for Ackley's woes

Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge believes "sabermetrics" is to blame for the struggles of recently demoted second basemen Dustin Ackley.Ackley, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2009 draft, was sent down to Triple-A on Monday amid a horrific offensive start to the season. Wedge thinks Ackley's woes can more or less be blamed on the specialized analysis known as sabermetrics...
Via Bush League Chronicle
May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Is Eric Wedge to blame for the Mariners’ 2012 woes?

Who’s the scapegoat? Those are the two questions surrounding the Seattle Mariners right now. While the front office stays quiet, the fans are grumbling louder and louder with every passing game in this dismal 2012 season. Something needs to be done and be done immediately to save this franchise. While many people point fingers and assign blame, it is becoming increasing obvious...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
July 03, 2012  |  2 Comments

Mariners' whiffs weigh on Wedge

Mariners manager Eric Wedge looks at his team's strikeout binge -- hitters have gone down flailing 53 times in the last five games -- and he's just about had it. Seattle led the league last year with 1,280 strikeouts, and the Mariners are ahead of that pace after 26 games. Wedge said that number is not one he wants to approach again. "The strikeouts are ridiculous...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 03, 2012  |  1 Comment
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