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Eric Wedge expected back as Mariners manager next year

Sep 2, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

Eric Wedge AP

There’s been speculation that the reason the Mariners haven’t made an official announcement about extending general manager Jack Zduriencik’s contract for next season is that they weren’t sure about bringing back manager Eric Wedge.

However, during an appearance on Jim Bowden’s radio show Zduriencik indicated that he expects Wedge to remain the manager for next season. And he also continued to dance around his own contract status, refusing to talk about it.

This is the Mariners’ third season with the Zduriencik-Wedge pairing and they’ve gone 67-95, 75-87, and now 62-74, showing little overall progress. Officially both men are without a contract for 2014, but reports of Zduriencik having an extension in place surfaced several weeks ago.

  1. denny65 - Sep 2, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    If you’re a Mariners fan (hey, someone has to be), you can only hang your head over this announcement, and then look up and wail “why, OMG why?”

  2. gnrfan8804 - Sep 2, 2013 at 11:37 AM


  3. seahonky - Sep 2, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    Give him a raise too while you’re at it…..another sub .500 year….

  4. missthedayswhenwedidnthavetologin - Sep 2, 2013 at 1:18 PM

    Gotta believe they wouldn’t can a dude who had a stroke. Rotten luck for M’s fans

  5. Matt B - Sep 2, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    I wanted this change to happen but if Z is back, so will Wedge. If, for some reason ownership decides to can Jack Z., the new GM will take care of Wedge.

  6. offthelows - Sep 22, 2013 at 6:41 AM

    A few weeks later from when this was posted, with the Mariners in a nosedive, I would be surprised to see either Jack or Wedge return.

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