Tribe Has Options With Vacant Manager Position

Posted: 30th September 2009 by Michael Timmons in MLB
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Eric Wedgeáinherited aáyoung and talented baseball team seven years ago when he took over as manger of the Tribe. Wedge developed a reputation of preferring hard-working players over talented ones, which may have played a role in the departure ofáprospects whoáachieved success after leaving Cleveland (Brandon Phillips,áRyan Ludwick, Coco Crisp, Jeremy Guthrie, and Milton Bradley). DespiteáMark ShapiroÆsáability to supply Wedge withátalented baseball players, sustained success was never achieved throughout Wedge's tenure as manager of the Tribe. TheáTribeáalso tended to struggle early under Wedge, repeatedly digging themselves into a hole in April. In fact, the Indians are a combined 73-96 in April during the "Wedge Era". These struggles culminatedáthisáyear asáthe Tribe had a ...

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