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Not to be outdone by the Mets, the Mariners fired manager John McLaren today. This follows GM Bill Bavasi’s firing on Monday. Bench coach Jim Riggleman will take over the major’s worst team with a record of 25-47. Their putrid performance mixed with their $117 million opening day payroll proved to be a bad combination for McLaren.
The amazing thing about this story is that McLaren was the SECOND manager fired this season. How could he keep his job for longer than Willie Randolph?