Looking at Recent Mariners Coaches: Who Takes the Blame?
Jun 25, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners managerEric Wedge
(22) watches play against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the fifth inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
Record: 214 wins — 272 losses
When Jack Z brought Eric Wedge onboard in 2011, it seemed to signal the team was preparing to undertake the rebuilding process with a proven rebuilder at the helm — a solid strategy.
Wedge, while not revolutionizing the game, was a solid presence for the youngsters to look up to as the ship sailed towards eventual success.
Unfortunately that voyage did not see fruition with Wedge as manager like intended.
It seemed initially like a good hiring but, but Wedge’s managerial style, the players on roster, and the organization’s plans never seemed to mesh well together and it failed spectacularly.
It’s been reported that Wedge is being interviewed for other head coaching jobs, which speaks to his experience as a manager, but also to other organization’s regard for the M’s upper management.