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How Seattle's new GM can start cleaning up Zduriencik’s mess

The next general manager of the Seattle Mariners has a considerable job ahead of him. Jack Zduriencik created quite a mess to clean up, constructing a roster of parts that didn’t fit together cohesively, nor provide the necessary offense for the Mariners to compete in the AL West. That exacerbated the problem of top prospects who never developed into stars, such as Justin...
Via The Outside Corner
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

FanGraphs Audio: Dave Cameron on All General Managers

Episode 591 Dave Cameron is both (a) the managing editor of FanGraphs and (b) the guest on this particular edition of FanGraphs Audio, during which edition he discusses the dismissal by the Seattle Mariners of general manager Jack Zduriencik, certain comments by Dodgers general manager Andrew Friedman regarding defensive metrics, and the interaction inside a person between team allegiance...
Via Fangraphs
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners Dismiss Jack Zduriencik 2.0

Since the start of the 2009 season, no team has won fewer games than the Astros, and during that window they’ve picked up a new general manager. The Marlins have won the second-fewest games, and they technically changed general managers. So did the Cubs, with the third-fewest wins. So did the Rockies, with the fourth-fewest wins. And now so have the Mariners, with the fifth-fewest...
Via Fangraphs
August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners fire GM Jack Zduriencik

In one of the best Smiths songs of all-time, Morrissey asked “How Soon is Now?”  For Seattle Mariners fans, an inevitable firing shook up the team today when the Mariners parted way with Jack Zduriencik.  The Mariners never made the playoffs in Jack’s seven seasons, and Seattle has the fifth worst winning percentage since he took over in 2009 behind the Astros, Marlins, Cubs...
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Jack Zduriencik Fired After Seven Seasons As Mariners General Manager

SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners fired general manager Jack Zduriencik on Friday after seven disappointing seasons during which the club failed to end its playoff drought. Mariners president Kevin Mather announced the decision to fire Zduriencik, with assistant general manager Jeff Kingston taking over on an interim basis. Kingston joined the Mariners front office in 2009 after spending...
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners fire general manager Jack Zduriencik

The Seattle Mariners announced today the firing of general manager Jack Zduriencik. Assistant general manager Jeff Kingston will assume the role as GM for the rest of the season. #Mariners relieve Jack Zduriencik of GM duties. Assistant GM Jeff Kingston will handle GM responsibilities for remainder of the 2015 season. — MarinersPR (@MarinersPR) August 28, 2015   The...
Via The Outside Corner
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Zduriencik 'disappointed', but doesn't blame McClendon for Mariners' woes

Entering play Friday, the Seattle Mariners sit at 56-65, almost ten games behind the Houston Astros in the west and seven games out of the second Wild Card spot. They've definitely not delivered on the preseason promise that most saw in the club, and general manager Jack Zduriencik counts himself among those 'disappointed' by the season so far. In a chat with the media on Thursday...
Via Fox Sports
August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB execs slam Seattle Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik

Have you ever wondered who the most difficult sports executive to work with was? Well apparently we have our answer, and it’s bad news for Seattle Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik. A lengthy report by Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi on Monday slams Zduriencik as an indecisive deal-maker who has confounded the rest of Major League Baseball with his tactics in trade discussions...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Jack Zduriencik and the Mariners brass suddenly get cheap

Randy Wolf shown the door over $1 million There was an interesting series of events that took place on Tuesday evening in regards to what was likely the final rotation spot behind Felix Hernandez, Erasmo Ramirez, James Paxton, and Roenis Elias. Randy Wolf had been pitching fairly well.  He’d had a few HR issues, and a few too many walks but had pulled ahead of Blake Beavan for...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
March 26, 2014  |  3 Comments

Zduriencik defends handling of Mariners staff

Seattle Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik is defending his involvement in the daily operation of the ballclub after pointed remarks by former manager Eric Wedge. Zduriencik issued a statement on Monday, a day after a lengthy piece in The Seattle Times that highlighted issues with the Mariners' front office. Wedge was quoted as saying Zduriencik, team president Chuck Armstrong...
Via AP on Fox
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

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