The Indians won more than 80 games four times and twice won more than 90 under Wedge from 2003-09. He was fired following a 65-97 season a year ago, after the Indians shed numerous players in an effort to rebuild -- as the Pirates also have done.
Wedge's 2007 Indians went 96-66 and led the AL championship series 3-1 before Boston rallied to win the pennant. Wedge was 561-573 (.495) with Cleveland despite 90 losses-plus seasons during his first and last seasons.
Pirates general manager Neal Huntington worked in Cleveland's front office for most of Wedge's first five seasons.