BDD: Zduriencik is the New Beane

At Baseball Daily Digest, I laud Seattle Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik for the job he’s done in his short time at the helm.

The newbie general manager has taken a team that couldn’t hit a lick, couldn’t field a lick, and could barely pitch a lick (and I’m talking about the 2008 team, mind you) into a squad that can pitch and field with the best in the game, certainly well enough to overcome a lackluster offense. Very few general managers in the history of baseball can lay claim to such a fundamental transformation of a franchise in such a short amount of time.

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  1. Dan

    December 15, 2009 02:21 PM

    Can someone please tell me why the Lee deal isn’t done yet? Is it possible it will not be done? Does anyone know?

  2. ShooterB

    December 16, 2009 05:36 PM

    Good analysis. Certainly has overhauled the Mariners in a short period of time. One of the deals you didn’t mention was acquiring Jack Wilson & Ian Snell from the Pirates. They gave up I think 4 or 5 players to do it, but probably not any top-tier guys out of that bunch (maybe Jeff Clement). If they could get Snell to reach his potential, that would be a bargain price.

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