Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Monday, 22 December 2014
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
 
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports National Headlines
Indians Fire Wedge, will Mike Hargrove be Considered?
09/30/2009

Sharon Hargrove looks on as Mike Hargrove addressed the crowd before the final home game.

CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Indians have fired manager Eric Wedge in the final days of a terrible season.

Wedge guided the Indians to one playoff appearance in seven seasons, and this year the club fell out of contention early and is currently one game out of last place in the AL Central.

The Indians, who are 64-92, have scheduled a Wednesday afternoon news conference at Progressive Field to announce Wedge's dismissal.

Cleveland recently lost 11 straight games and has dropped 20 of its past 25 games.

Wedge will finish the season as manager. Cleveland's coaching staff also has been informed it will not be retained, but some of the staff could be rehired by the Indians' next manager.

Two years ago, Cleveland was one win away from a World Series trip. The Indians fell to 81-81 in 2008, but were expected to bounce back and contend this season. However, a slow start snowballed and by midseason the club traded defending Cy Young Award winner Cliff Lee and All-Star catcher Victor Martinez to begin rebuilding again.

Boston Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell could be considered a candidate to replace Wedge, though a recent report said a clause in his contract with Boston prevents him from taking a managing job before 2011.

Farrell was the director for player development for the Indians before going to Boston in 2007, and he lives in Cleveland in the offseason.

Owners Larry and Paul Dolan and general manager Mark Shapiro have spent the past several weeks reviewing Cleveland's organization, including the manager, and initially said they would wait until after the season before making a decision on Wedge. However, they decided not to delay what many Indians players felt was inevitable.

© Copyright ESPN.com news services
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Wind Turbine Collapses in Haskell County
Feral Hogs with Pseudorabies Found in Panhandle
Scam Alert From Southern Pioneer Electric
Accident Claims The Life Of A Holcomb Woman
Step Out In Blue
High Plains Aquifer Declining
Teresa Childress To Have A "Memorable Christmas
Southwest Medical Center Adds Hospitalist
New State Division Formed To Fight Cattle Theft
Plunging Oil Prices Hurt Kansas Producers
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Rollover Crash Kills Western Kansas Man
Aggies Downed by Dustdevils
Redskin Wrestlers Win Kingfisher Tournament
Redskin Defense Stifles Perryton
Lady Skins Grab First Win of the Season
Friday's Scores
South Wrestling Placers at ARMS Tournament
Teresa Childress To Have A "Memorable Christmas
Southern Pioneer Offers Youth Trips To Washington DC
Southwest Medical Center Adds Hospitalist
Click Here For All Stories
Click Here for KSCB Talk Radio 1270 am
Click Here for B107.5
Click Here for The Legend 102.7
click Here for ozzBlog
Click Here for the Emergency Alert Hanbook

©2014 Seward County Broadcasting Company, Inc.
1410 N. Western Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

Emergency Alert System | EEO Public Report Form | The Public and Broadcasting

Powered by Radio Media Group