Found August 20, 2013 on
The Outside Corner:
According to Ryan Divish of the News Tribune, GM Jack Zduriencik has been given a one-year contract extension:
Sources close to major league baseball and the organization have said that Zduriencik has received a one-year extension for 2014. But that it has yet to be announced.
Armstrong, who is in Oakland with team along with minority owner Chris Larson, would not confirm that report. He instead chose to stay with the Mariners’ policy of not commenting on contract situations and saying that commenting on that would only lead many more questions. Some of those questions could the status of manager Eric Wedge, who is recovering from a stroke and whose contract is also up after this season.
If the report proves true, it only makes a bizarre decision even stranger. Jack Z took over as the GM of the Mariners in 2009 when the Mariners won 85 games. They haven't had a winning season since.
Zduriencik was widely believed to be on the hot seat due to his expirin...
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The status of Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik is expected to be updated if not entirely clarified within the next few days and possibly as early as Wednesday people familiar with the situation say.
These have been trying times in Seattle. And confusing too.
An update might not be a bad idea following a round of reports and rumors only led to more speculation about the...
The Seattle Mariners held outfielder Mike Morse out of the lineup for the second consecutive game as the slugger continues to be hampered by a left wrist injury. Acting manager Robby Thompson told reporters -- including Greg Johns of MLB.com -- that Morse is dealing with lingering discomfort, and it's not clear when he'll be returning to Seattle's lineup.
The Seattle Mariners should be feeling good after taking 2-of-3 from a dangerous Texas Rangers team in Texas. Though their pitching was a little up-and-down throughout the series, Kyle Seager came through in the clutch in the top of the ninth in yesterday’s contest to seal the win for Seattle, giving them an impressive win over the current leaders in the AL West...
Nick Franklin was sporting a satisfied grin to go with the five stitches freshly woven into his left knee.
Franklin had finally crushed a changeup early Tuesday night to help keep the Mariners close in what turned into an improbable 7-4 win over the Oakland Athletics. Then in a five-run eighth inning by Seattle off a porous A’s bullpen he brought the tying run home on a single...
Brendan Ryan hit a two-run double in the sixth and added an RBI single in the eighth, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 5-3 on Wednesday.
Michael Morse and Brad Miller homered for Seattle, which overcame an uneven start by Hisashi Iwakuma to beat the A's for the fourth time in the past five games between the division rivals.
Iwakuma (12-6) gave up a pair of...
Nick Franklin homered and drove in three runs and the Seattle Mariners rallied from a four-run deficit to beat the Oakland Athletics 7-4 on Tuesday night.
Brad Miller and Kendrys Morales also drove in runs for the Mariners, who won for just the third time in 53 games when trailing after seven innings. Franklin left the game after the top of the eighth inning with a left knee laceration...
Some good news out of Seattle last night. The Seattle Times reports that Seattle Mariners head coach Eric Wedge will be back in the dugout on Friday night. Wedge hasn’t been with the team since suffering a minor stroke back in July, so it’s good to hear that he’ll be back. The team and coach haven’t decided whether or not he’ll come back full force or ease into it.
Jarrod Parker pitched the first complete game of his career Monday night, but needed a a little magic in the bottom of the the ninth inning to help him earn the win.
That magic was supplied by the bat of Brandon Moss, who hit a shot over the wall in dead center field that won the game for the A’s in walk-off fashion for a 2-1 victory.
With Bartolo Colon going on the 15-day disabled...
After taking game one of the series thanks to a walk off home run delivered by Brandon Moss and Jarrod Parker’s first career complete game, the Oakland A’s send out Sonny Gray (1-1, 1.00 ERA) to face the Seattle Mariners.
Gray, who picked up his first MLB win in his outing last Thursday, dealt nine strikeouts over eight shutout innings. Before his second career start at the O...
After taking two of three against the Cleveland Indians over the weekend, the Oakland A’s will open a three-game series against the Seattle Mariners on Monday night.
With Sunday’s 7-3 win over the Tribe, the A’s (70-53) picked up a full game on the Texas Rangers (who lost earlier in the day to the Mariners), and are now just a half-game back of Texas in the American League...
Before talking about anything else, Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge wants to make one thing clear: He's coming back, and he's coming back strong. That mild stroke he suffered back on July 22? Wedge alternately describes it as a "wake-up call," "a big bump in the road" and a "shot across the bow."
If you're familiar with Wedge, if you...