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The Seattle Mariners, in the midst of a fourth consecutive losing season, are remaining mum on the future of general manager Jack Zduriencik.
Zduriencik has one winning season in five years as the Seattle GM, and his job security was the subject of multiple news reports this week. Mariners club president Chuck Armstrong told Ryan Divish of the Tacoma News Tribune that Zduriencik signed a contract extension through 2014 at last year's winter meetings. The deal wasn't announced at the time and became public only recently through Divish's reporting.
However, neither Armstrong nor team chairman Howard Lincoln has said publicly that Zduriencik will return for a sixth season as GM.
Armstrong didn't respond to an email from FOX Sports seeking comment on whether the team is committed to having Zduriencik as its general manager in 2014. A Mariners spokesman said on behalf of Armstrong that it is team policy not to comment on the contractual status of any employee.
Zduriencik didn't trade veterans for prospects at last month's non-waiver trade deadline, perhaps because of optimism arising from the team's 15-10 record in July. But the Mariners are 9-11 this month and have fallen entirely out of the American League wild-card picture. Seattle has the second-worst run differential in the AL, behind only the rebuilding Houston Astros.
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With little fanfare and next to no publicity the Seattle Mariners brass, Howard Lincoln and Chuck Armstrong have almost secretly given Mariners’ GM Jack Zduriencik a 1-year contract extension this week.
Big Jack’s contract had been set to expire at the end of the 2013 season.
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Ben and Sam discuss Jack Zduriencik and the future of the Mariners, then talk about CC Sabathia`s dismaying season.
Chris Nelson hit a two-run homer off Felix Hernandez and the Los Angeles Angels ruined Eric Wedge's return to the dugout with a 2-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.
Wedge managed the Mariners for the first time since he had a mild stroke a month ago. He acknowledged being anxious about getting back on the bench and called his ailment ''a heads up.&...
As the night wore on, Eric Wedge began to feel more comfortable standing back on the railing of the Seattle Mariners dugout and making baseball decisions for the first time in a month.
There just weren't many highlights for the Mariners skipper.
''My energy was good and the focus was good. Just didn't have a whole hell of a lot of action tonight,'' Wedge...
Clean shaven, looking thinner and sounding energized, Seattle manager Eric Wedge was back behind his office desk Friday afternoon
It was far better look than a month ago when Wedge was being helped off the field by team personnel in the midst of suffering a mild stroke.
"I feel great. I feel better than I have in 10 or 15 years," Wedge said before the Mariners opened...
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Weaver being Weaver. The rest of the Angels being something other than the 2013 Angels.
On a night in which the Los Angeles Angels completed a 3-game sweep of the Seattle Mariners every hitter in the Angels' lineup got a hit. This is a clear indicator that either the Apocalypse is upon us or (more likely) that the game was meaningless in terms of the playoffs.