Seattle Mariners rumors have Eric Wedge out as the team manager. The news is a bit shocking because it was Wedge that told the Mariners he would not be returning for next season. According to a report from Friday (Sept. 27), Wedge will finish out the final three games of the 2013 MLB season before walking away from the team.
It isn't too surprising that Wedge is out as the manager of the team, but it might surprise some fans that it was his decision to leave. General manager Jack Zduriencik had alluded to bringing him back for another season at the helm, but apparently there was something else that Wedge wasn't happy about with the franchise.
There wasn't much success for the team with Wedge in charge, as the Mariners went just 212-271 during his tenure. That mark is before three games against the Oakland Raiders over the weekend, so his winning percentage could get even worse. Playing against the American League West champions is not going to be an easy way to end his time in Seattle.
These Seattle Mariners rumors will definitely lead to a search for a new manager this winter, with the expectation that many names are going to be linked to the job. What the franchise needs, though, is someone with a track record of succeeding with a young roster. With some of the veterans heading out, the Mariners might have one of the youngest rosters in baseball for the 2014 season.