The Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting that Indians manager Eric Wedge may be in jeopardy of losing his job real soon.
According to the report Wedge job is completely in the hands of owner Larry Dolan and team president Paul Dolan.
The family was on hand this weekend for the Indians series with the Cubs where the tribe dropped consecutive extra inning games on Friday and Saturday. The Indians extended their losing streak to five games and moved a season high nine games below .500.
Wedge who is a highly respected manager among AL coaches has been the Indians manager since 2003.
The Indians had high expectations coming into the season, but have been desecrated by injuries this year.
I would expect if the Indians don't turn this losing streak around soon Wedge would be out as manager.
Wedge may not be the only manager on the hot seat at this time. Here are a few other names that should be looking over their shoulder.
- Manny Acta- It has been reported that Acta is managing on a game-by-game basis. However, with consecutive series wins against the Yankees and Blue Jays he may have bought himself a little bit of time. Odds 3/1.
- Joe Girardi- Consecutive series loss to both the Nationals and the Marlins is not good news for Girardi. The Yankees have dropped four of their last five games, and anytime you're losing in New York the seat will remain hot. 15/1.
- Bud Black- Black has been a disappointment since his arrival in San Diego. In his three seasons as manager he has a career winning percentage of .463. The Padres currently are eight games below .500. Odds 20/1.
- Jerry Manuel- It's real simple for Manuel this year, make the post season you stay, miss the postseason you go. The Mets are currently two games behind the NL East leading Phillies, however, I do expect the Mets to make the postseason this year. Odds 25/1