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The Mariners will “definitely” make a qualifying offer to impending free agent Kendrys Morales, general manager Jack Zduriencik said on 710 ESPN Radio in Seattle (h/t: MLB.com’s Greg Johns on Twitter).
Mariners Chairman/CEO Howard Lincoln is expressing confidence in GM Jack Zduriencik, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. After a recent series of poor seasons and the abrupt departure of manager Eric Wedge, the Mariners appear to be in disarray. But Lincoln says that firing Zduriencik would lead the organization in the wrong direction. “I know how frustrated the fans are. No one is more frustrated than I am,” he says. “But we have to be patient and stick with the program we have invested so much in. We can’t switch horses, change gears, whatever you want to call it now. That’s not a good idea.” Lincoln also says the Mariners have received inquiries from plenty of potential managerial applicants, even though Zduriencik’s questionable status might appear to make the Mariners’ managerial job an undesirable one.
Resigning Kendrys Morales would be nice, and Jack Z should try and get him back (hopefully without paying too exorbitant a fee), but he isn’t an elite free agent. But there is one soon-to-be free agent (among many that M’s fans would probably not complain about) who could fill a major hole in the Seattle lineup and get fans in the seats: Jacoby Ellsbury.
As the Seahawks prepare for the Indianapolis Colts this weekend, here are a look at a few things the Seahawks reminded us of on Sunday. These four things are concepts to keep in mind as the season progresses further.
Hi, I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Husky Stadium. I’ve been around Seattle for the better part of a century, but in the last ten years or so, people have started to forget about me. It wasn’t due to any one big thing; more like a smattering of small issues that all happened to crop up at the exact same time.