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
23 days ago  |  3 Comments

Mariners general manager at wit's end with Jesus Montero

Seattle Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik is clearly frustrated with the way Jesus Montero has entered spring training.Despite coming off a 50-game suspension for a positive performance-enhancing drug test, and lackluster production before then, Montero arrived at camp visibly overweight and even admitted so himself, saying "all I did was eat" after winter ball...
Via Bush League Chronicle
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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

Seattle Mariners: Creating Their Own Problems

When Jack Zduriencik became general manager of the Seattle Mariners back in 2008, we were told, rather predictably, a number of great things about him. Jack Zduriencik was a baseball lifer; a guy who had spent a quarter century working in various capacities for the New York Mets, Pittsburgh Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers. His biggest strengths were considered by a wide margin to be...
Via The Farm Club
November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Jack Zduriencik to Return as General Manager of the Mariners for 2014

Jack Zduriencik, the general manager of the Seattle Mariners will be returning for at least the 2014 season, according to a report by Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times. “Yes, Jack will be back,” Mariners president Chuck Armstrong said. Citing club policy Armstrong would not get into details regarding the duration of deal to retain Zduriencik, but according to sources to Baker...
Via The Biz of Baseball
September 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Zduriencik receives the quietest 1-year contract extension

What does it mean? 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. We are not talking about giving a 38-year-old Ken Griffey Jr. a 1-year extension as...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
August 23, 2013  |  1 Comment

Mariners give half-hearted contract extension to GM Zduriencik

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...
Via The Outside Corner
August 20, 2013  |  1 Comment

Jack Zduriencik - Trade Negotiator

It takes more than the mind of one scout, more than the bat of one slugger, and more than the arm of one pitcher to right a sinking baseball ship. In this piece SeattleClubhouse examines the transactions of Jack Zduriencik as General Manager of the Seattle Mariners.
Via mariners.scout.com
October 26, 2012  |  1 Comment

Report: M's make offer to Fielder

The Mariners are in desperate need of a big bat, and reportedly have made an offer to the biggest bat left on the market. 

Via NorthWest Sports Beat
December 20, 2011  |  Discuss

Offseason Chat: Seattle Mariners Jack Zduriencik Talks Strategy

Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson had a listen to the Mariners offseason conference call Tuesday, Jack Zduriencik shared some plans with the public as the MLB off season kicks into full gear. The Mariners are looking to complement their young staff with veteran player/coaches. Jamie Wright, Miguel Olivo, Wily Mo Pena and Brendan Ryan...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
November 30, 2011  |  Discuss

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