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Jack Zduriencik on the unknown
Jack Zduriencik joined the Brock and Salk show this morning and talked about the challenges of making trades.
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  • Stevil wrote...
    Strategy
    Jack has always been careful with his words. He may sound repetitive, but there's good reason for that. Tipping his hand too much really can't do the team any good.
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  • Ed Altizer wrote...
    Jason Bay?????
    "Say it ain't so,Joe" He was a force at one time, but not anymore. I just can't see how this could be a good signing, low risk or not.
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  • Edman wrote...
    So
    If offered you a scratch ticket with all but one number covered for a penny, would you buy it just to see, or would you assume it's a losing ticket? And that's the point. Doesn't cost you much to look, so why not? It's just a penney, and I'd give up a penny, even if it resulted in $1, I'm still ahead 99 cents. It's hard to fault a deal that doesn't cost much, which has even a minute chance of success. Have there never been scenery changes in baseball that have worked? Of course there have. Nobody's saying it's going to happen, but it's worth the look
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  • eleman09 wrote...
    Bay
    Weren't we in the running for him the last time he was available?
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  • Ed Altizer wrote...
    Now Raul????
    An article in the Seattle Times today (December 5th) indicated the Mariners might sign Raul Ibanez as well as Jason Bay. Now we know everyone in Seattle loves Raul, but c'mon Jack Z., with all we need why sign a 40 year OF? Here's some food for thought... last year Justin Smoak hit 19HRs yet he virtually disappeared for 3 months of the season. Now, imagine what this young man could do if he could put together a complete baseball season. 35 to 40 HRs with corresponding RBIs. Yes, it's another "what if", which is exactly what signing Raul would be. Having said that, whatever or whoever ends up with Raul, I hope he has an excellent season.
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  • jdblack wrote...
    JackZ is useless
    Jack is always ready with the vague philosophies and gives off the vibe that he is a shrew player, but he has accomplished absolutely nothing. He isn't worth listening to.
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  • Newton wrote...
    Jack putting on a show!.
    Does anybody buy what he is selling. Jack thinks if he move's a few people around it will fill the stadium with fans. Jack can sell snow to the eskimos and call it new and improved snow. Jacks the man!.
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  • Stevil wrote...
    jd & newton
    Would you rather him run his mouth about everyone that he's really serious about and possibly drive-up the price of those players in the process? Would you rather him throw everything he has at one or two players and jeopardize the future in the process? Bavasi did that. It didn't work. That's why we have Jack. You can't say he's accomplished nothing, because he's built-up a farm system that had been completely gutted prior to his arrival. We're not where we wanna be yet, but it should be clear that this team is moving in the right direction, and I believe we will get there. Some fans think the process is simple. It's not. Ultimately, the players have to want to be here, and the money (or players) involved has to be realistic. We're months away from spring. It's too early to panic about next years team. Would you have rather seen Jack spend 13+ million on a 3-year deal for guys like Victorino and Napoli? I have no problem waiting for a better deal.
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  • jdblack wrote...
    Stevil
    I don't much care what he says, just what he does, and he hasn't done anything to improve the team since he got here. The farm system has not improved the Mariners yet, and it remains to be seen whether it will.
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  • Stevil wrote...
    ^
    The farm brought us Pineda, who was flipped for Montero, Saunders (though he was pre-Jack), Seager, Ramirez, Capps, and Pryor. Good players who haven't made it yet, STILL provide value in the way of trade, if that's a necessary road to go down. You can't expect the farm to produce instantly and perfectly. It takes years for players to develop. But we have seen some positive results already, and there's plenty of reason to believe we'll see more. There's a reason the M's farm system is ranked so high. I know it's frustrating to hear about prospects while having seen the professional team fail three out of the last four years under Jack, but again, it's still early into this off-season to assume nothing will happen this year. He has accomplished something here. We just need to see more. I believe we will.
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  • EC Henry wrote...
    Big splash needed
    The 2013 Mariners CAN'T be the same club as the 2012, last place team. We need some bats, LOT'S of bats. The guys currently on the roster just aren't major-league-baseball good enough. Your farm system is where players develop -- not at the major league level. When you get to the pro's -- you're supposed to be a pro. No more development talk, please!
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  • Stevil wrote...
    ^
    You're right. And they wont be. There's no way this team goes into spring with just Saunders, Wells, the often-injuerd Gutierrez, Thames, and Peguero, as their outfield options. Even if something big fails to materialize during the meetings, something will happen before too long.
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  • maqman wrote...
    Bay would cost about $83,000
    to look at through spring training. That's 1/6 of the MLB minimum salary, which is all he would be entitled to if they cut him before they start the season. Not a bad gig for most people but his risk value is not so much.
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  • Nardi Contreras wrote...
    all i care about
    is the Hydros! Will the green one be back? That boat has a .613 winning percentage and is really really fast! I get so excited i dropped my Dan Wilson bobblehead over the railing last year.
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