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about sticking with young players and not bailing at the first — or second, or third — sign of trouble.
Yeah, surely there's a bench coach or something who can manage the team for the last game. Heck, letting the players do it themselves is probably better than having Wedge in the dugout at this point.
If I were the Mariners, I would just choose the least flammable option here.
Who are the managers who have been resurrected after quitting on their teams? I can think of Leyland.
If you're the Mariners, what is the rationale for keeping Jack Z around? His team's have been an abject disaster and his leadership style have now forced Tony Blengino and Eric Wedge out. Is it because of the giant death ray he keeps on his evil island?
I lack the professional diplomacy gene, which has stymied my own career, but I pretty much look at it this way: If you have a history of producing at an exceptional level, and so long as the public comments aren't the FIRST time they've been made -- ##### away... sometimes, it takes a good public airing for the message to get through and the brass would do well to tell the ego to take a back seat and consider the comments.
However, nothing about Wedge has been impressive -- no one regards him as a genius tactician, he doesn't have a brilliant eye for talent, his record is pedestrian - at best, and looking over his history, I'm not seeing a trove of guys who seem to have developed exceptionally well under him. In such cases, recognize you're a replacement level cog and STFU.
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