Found December 08, 2011 on
One of the things the Mariners are looking for this winter is a left-handed reliever, so general manager Jack Zduriencik used the third pick in the Rule 5 Draft on Thursday to select Lucas Luetge from the Brewers, hoping he can fill that role.
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Other teams say they don't want to pursue Fielder if it means signing the slugger to deal of six years or longer.
The two biggest obstacles in front of the Mariners' hopes of contention both got massively huge TV contracts, affording them some room to add massive salaries when needed. Anaheim has started spending that cash, and Texas will too.Not only was the Pujols signing a massive shot across the bow of the good ship Mariner (subtle entendre intended ;-) it was also simultaneously a...
Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik downplayed a report Tuesday at the Winter Meetings that his team is the current leader for free-agent slugger Prince Fielder.
The Dodgers have signed 33-year old switch-hitting catcher Josh Bard to a 1-year deal. Bard played in 26 games for the Mariners last year and he was 17 for 81 (.210 avg, .589 OPS) with 5 runs scored, 2 homers and 11 RBIs. Bard has now played in 586 games in his first 10 years in the majors and he is 452 of 1,778 (.254 avg, .705 OPS) with 162 runs scored, 39 homers, 220 RBIs and...
The Mariners have not made an offer to slugger Prince Fielder yet and it's unclear who their competition for Fielder might be.
Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik doesn't like to have his ongoing negotiations with teams and players leak out in public before anything comes of them. So, it was expected, tonight, when he met with Seattle media in his suite at the Hilton Anatole hotel, that he'd try to downplay a tweet that declared his team "frontrunners'' in the Prince Fielder chase.