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Mariners team president Chuck Armstrong confirms general manage Jack Zduriencik’s contract extension

Post by Ryan Divish on Aug. 21, 2013 at 1:56 pm with 6 Comments »
August 23, 2013 6:14 pm

Mariners president Chuck Armstrong confirmed that the organization had indeed given general manager Jack Zduriencik a contract extension for the 2014 season.

“Everything you’ve written about this is right,” he said.

Armstrong, who is Oakland with the team, said he wanted to clarify the situation, particularly in lieu of a story from CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, which speculated about the Mariners possibly pursuing Yankees general manager Brian Cashman.

Armstrong said Zduriencik’s extension was signed in the offseason, which is why when asked about Zduriencik’s contract status going forward at the baseball winter meetings in December, he replied “Jack has nothing to worry about.”

“You did a nice of connecting the dots on that,” he said.

Initially, Armstrong chose not to comment on reports of Zduriencik receiving a contract extension.

This whole concept of the Mariners not discussing contracts isn’t new. But on August 31, 2011, they announced Zduriencik’s first contract extension.

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  1. Skysport says:

    Looks like some of the pundits (for example Keith Law, who made it sound like Jack Z was all but fired) didn’t know what the hail they were talking about. Or perhaps they had a self-serving agenda…

    Welcome back, Jack.

  2. Quinault says:

    This is good. The rebuild continues. Build us a winner.

  3. westside_guy says:

    Please do a better job this next off-season than you did the last one, Jack.

  4. If the group of young pitchers can match–or exceed–the contributions of the young position players that were called up this year (Miller, Franklin, Zunino) then we could be in store for an exciting 4-6 years of Mariners baseball. All young guys, under team control for a number of years. Hopefully the youth can be augmented with a key veteran signing or two, and some reinforcement of the bullpen.

  5. Westside, you don’t like the signing of Ibanez and the trade for Morales? I’m pretty happy that Josh Hamilton chose to grace the Angels with his presence instead of us.

  6. bbnate420 says:

    The M’s seem to have really lucked out that Hamilton chose to not come here. I was iffy on giving him a bunch of money, but they need to spend money on someone. Hopefully it’s the right OF this off-season.

    The Morales trade is a clear win in my book. Though Vargas has pitched better than most expected, he has only made 16 starts due to the blood clot. And he was gone after 2013. At least we get a high draft pick should Morales leave. Morales has provided what was expected. Ibanez was a good sign. He should never have had to play this much, especially in the field, but he has contributed more than anyone could expect. Saunders is giving you roughly what you’d expect. We’ll see how he finishes the year.

    If they don’t bring Saunders back, then they have roughly 35 mil to spend on resigning Morales and addding FAs, assuming they keep the same payroll.

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