The Grinder, before today’s afternoon tilt with the Tigers, told the media that he fully expects to learn his fate in regards to his future as the Indians manager. Per Paul Hoynes of the PD Wedge said the following:
“I hope to have some resolution before the season is over. . hopefully. If I was told today that I was going to be back, if I was told today that I wouldn’t be back, I wouldn’t do anything differently the rest of the way. That’s not who I am. I want to put us in the best position to be the best team we can be next year regardless of whether I’m here or not.”
Where do I stand on this topic? The Indians have blown this team completely up. Victor Martinez and Cliff Lee – gone. Mark DeRosa, Ryan Garko, Ben Francisco – Peace. Rafael Betancourt and Carl Pavano – Later. With the organization clearly in rebuilding mode for 2010, the obvious move is to start with a fresh face to lead the young group. Wedge has had seven years to prove himself. Whether you believe he is a good manager or not, sometimes all it takes is a new voice.