Frustrated Indians fans are speaking out, calling for manager Eric Wedge to be fired. That's what everybody does when their favorite team is in a funk. It's gotta be the fault of one guy, right? It can't possibly be because the 25 often over-rated players on the roster are not performing up to par. It's that one guy causing all the pitchers' walks, batters' strikeouts and fielders' miscues.
May 10, 2009
With one series to go before the 2008 All-Star break, I thought there were signs that manager Eric Wedge was "losing" his team. Some players didn't appear to be giving 100 percent. Mental mistakes, usually a clear indication of that situation, were happening all too frequently. There were little things that didn't show up in a box score, but had a big hand in the Indians' 10 straight losses.
September 20, 2008
Eric Wedge still believes the Indians can overcome injuries and inconsistent play to contend in the AL Central Division. He and the team spent most of Thursday in an unfamiliar spot -- last place -- before Cliff Lee halted yet another losing streak by striking out a career-high 11 over eight innings in a 4-1 triumph over the San Francisco Giants. Now, the Tribe is tied for fourth with Kansas City.
June 26, 2008
The Indians have yet to make a major offseason move -- except for signing free agent reliever Masahide Kobayashi from Japan -- but manager Eric Wedge is confident the team can improve on 2007. MLB set up a question and answer session with the 2007 AL Manager of the Year from the Winter Meetings in Nashville, Tenn. Here's what he had to say on a variety of topics concerning the ballclub:
December 5, 2007
Eric Wedge, who led the Cleveland Indians to the American League Central Division championship and within one win of the World Series, was elected 2007 AL Manager of the Year by the Baseball Writers Association of America. He is the first Indians manager to receive the award, which the BBWAA first presented in 1983. Wedge placed second in the 2005 vote to Ozzie Guillen of the Chicago White Sox.
November 14, 2007