Indians to fire manager Eric Wedge

According to a report by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Indians will fire manager Eric Wedge at the end of the season.

Eric WedgeWedge and his coaches will finish the final six games of the season, including today’s doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox, the final home games of the season. The Indians play a four-game series in Boston this weekend.

Wedge is in his seventh year as manager. The Indians are 64-92 and in fourth place in the AL Central. They have lost 20 of their last 25 games.

Wedge ranks fifth among Tribe managers with 560 victories.

Although it wasn’t his fault that his players were made of chandelier glass and could never stay healthy, it’s kind of hard to argue the firing of Wedge.

The Tribe were set up to win long-term after they were one win away from making a World Series appearance in 2007, but the last two years the club fell apart under Wedge. It’s amazing to think that Cleveland has to rebuild again after spending 2002 to 2006 building what seemed to be a roster that could compete for the long haul.

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