The Axe Finally Falls On Eric Wedge

Posted: 30th September 2009 by Samantha Bunten in MLB
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á To the surprise of absolutely no one, Eric Wedge will reportedly be fired as the manager of the Cleveland Indians today. There are few who would dispute that Wedge needed to go, but just how much of what went so wrong for the 2009 Indians was his fault? Perhaps not as much as he has been blamed for, but certainly enough to merit his dismissal. á Many have argued that after the trades that sent CC Sabathia, Cliff Lee, and Victor Martinez (as well as other big players) packing, Wedge was left to fight a war he couldnÆt win, armed only with sticks and rocks against an enemy packing heavy artillery. There is no doubt some truth to this assertion, but the fact remains that if Wedge had been able to manage the team successfully back when he had such talent at his dispos ...

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