Weed Out the Crap: John McLaren

Just three days after firing their general manager, the Seattle Mariners have dumped their skipper, as well.

John McLaren, who came to Seattle in 1993 as a coach and began managing last season after Mike Hargrove's resignation, was canned on Thursday before the club left for a long and painful Interleague road trip.

McLaren never tasted victory, as he was 68-88 as manager overall, and 25-47 this year. Bench coach Jim Riggleman, who managed the San Diego Padres from 1992-94 and the Chicago Cubs from 1995-99, will take over the tough job of coaching the worst team in baseball for the rest of the season. Good luck, buddy!

Next skipper to get the axe? Ned Yost. It's just a matter of when.

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