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The New GM

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Your Seattle Mariners have a new general manager, and I think he is a step in the right direction. The M’s hired Jack Zduriencik, formerly of the Milwaukee Brewers, to lead the team through its rebuilding process. Zduriencik (try to spell that ten times quickly) was able to turn around the Brewers (recall that they were originally the Seattle Pilots!), a perennial NL doormat, and get them into the playoffs this season for the first time since 1982.

This is good news for Seattle fans. By all accounts, Zduriencik is an excellent judge of young talent and should be able to turn around this franchise in three or four seasons. He is not the ultra-nerdy statistics whiz that a lot of us might have preferred to see, but he is still a big improvement over his predecessor. He will have plenty of decent draft picks to play with over the next couple of seasons and, unless ownership decides to get cheap, he will have a lot more money to spend on salaries than in Milwaukee.


Written by Butch

October 22, 2008 at 3:35 pm

Posted in seattle mariners, sports

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