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Why Wedge Must Go

I have been a defender and am not one to hasten to blame the manager but believe that it is now time to turn the page.  Playing Garko in the outfield during Huff’s starts started the final souring process for me and the love affair with Giminez referenced here at the expense of finding out if Andy Marte is Agent M or well, Marte finished it.  Beyond logic and reason, I will admit that I’m kind of tired of his whole act and also believe that the team needs to do something from a PR standpoint to register at least some organizational displeasure.   The purpose of this post is to centrally compile the arguments for his departure.  I will start it off and look forward to the comments…

 

  • We need to hire Pythagoras of Samos.  Wedge has consistently underperformed his Pythagorean win expectancy.  While some of this can be explained by lousy bullpens, this dog has to have some hunt.
  • Brandon Phillips.  While Shapiro pulled the trigger, we all know that it was Wedges’s gun and bullets.  This was a classic ego-clash and even if Phillips hadn’t turned in to a star it still would have infuriated me.
  • His love for, and overexposure of, under-performing role players.  This has been beat to death elsewhere…
  • Garko in the outfield.  “Hey let’s bring up a rookie pitcher with fly-ball tendencies and give him the best possible platform to succeed”.  In David Huff’s first twelve starts, Garko logged significant time in the outfield in seven of them.  In addition, DeRosa was in right for three of them and Francisco in center for six…  This positional absurdity continued with Giminez at first for Laffey’s last outing.
  • He is not a motivator of players who actually need motivation.  It has been said that his teams don’t quit on him.  As I believe Jay mentioned,  the players who don’t quit on him are the ones who wouldn’t dare quit on themselves
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