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Eric Wedge sounds like a manager who is on the way out

Sep 25, 2013, 9:47 PM EST

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Mariners president Chuck Armstrong confirmed Tuesday night that GM Jack Zduriencik will be back in 2014. Eric Wedge has received no such assurance and vented about that fact Wednesday to Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times:

“It’s tough,” Wedge said. “I feel like I’m hanging out there. … My best managing days are ahead of me. Whether that’s here or somewhere else. But I want to be here. I moved my family out here, I committed to the community. I’m all-in. I haven’t done anything wrong except to come out here and try to coach-up these kids, teach them how to play at the big league level. That’s what I do. I don’t bitch about anything. I’m here to help these kids become good solid big league players and hopefully solid citizens here in Seattle. If that’s not enough for them, so be it.”

Those aren’t the words of a man who feels confident about his job status.

Wedge suffered a mild stroke in late July but told the Seattle Times on Wednesday evening that he feels “32 years old again” and is sleeping better than he ever has before. The 45-year-old owns a 211-271 record in three years (2011-2013) with the M’s. He had a 561-573 record in seven years (2003-2009) with Cleveland.

  1. brewcrewfan54 - Sep 25, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    When a GM has pressure on him the first thing they do is blame the manager.

  2. thebadguyswon - Sep 25, 2013 at 10:47 PM

    He looks like Obi Wan Kenobi.

  3. jdillydawg - Sep 26, 2013 at 4:40 AM

    I commend him for all he is trying to do, coaching up those fellas and teaching them to be good citizens.

    Have you thought about winning a few more games? Maybe that might help your cause.

    I like this guy, but I really don’t think he’s a good coach. Sorry pal.

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