You ain't goin' nowhere
Eric Wedge and his coaching staff are sticking around through the season, at least.
General manager Mark Shapiro announced Sunday morning that Wedge and his staff are not in danger of losing their jobs during the 2009 season.
“As I’ve said all along, the responsibility for the disappointments this season doesn’t rest with one person,” Shapiro said. “The responsibility is spread equally throughout the players, the front office, Eric and his staff. And I felt it’s important for the remainder of the second half to remove the potential distraction that exists from that speculation.”
Shapiro said today’s announcement is the result not of a specific meeting with Larry and Paul Dolan but rather the next step in a continuing conversation with ownership about the direction of the club. All parties involved felt it important to remove all clouds of doubt about Wedge’s security and make the most of the second half, from a player development standpoint.
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