Thursday, June 19, 2008
Just days after their general manager was fired, the Mariners continued to clean house by firing manager John McClaren. Bench caoch Jim Riggleman will be the interim manager for the remainder of the season. McClaren was 68-88 as manager for Seattle over two seasons, but entered this season with playoff aspirations before their dismal start. Riggleman managed the Cubs for five seasons, leading them to a playoff berth in 1998. The M's are young enough where they don't need to blow up the team but expect changes as the season progresses and trade deadline nears.