Seattle Mariners Ready to Play with the Big Boys

Posted: 7th December 2009 by Jeremiah Graves in MLB
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The Seattle Mariners mean business. General Manager Jack Zduriencik is entering just his second offseason at the club’s helm, but clearly has the franchise headed in the right direction. Last offseason, he engineered a number of low-risk, high-reward deals and helped turnaround a club that had just 61 wins in 2008 to 85 victories a year ago. Aside from adding a solid crop of new players, Zduriencik also took strides by hiring manager Don Wakamatsu and bringing a more combined approach to the scouting department, by mixing both traditional scouting and modern statistical analysis. Zduriencik is in an enviable position this offseason. The Mariners have a very solid core in Felix Hernandez, Ichiro Suzuki, Brandon Morrow, and Franklin Gutierrez. The club plays in a division that appears ...

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