SEATTLE — A season that began for Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik with a need to show progress in order to keep his job produced a multi-year extension Tuesday after the most casual of negotiations.
The deal came together quickly Tuesday over lunch at a downtown restaurant with club president Kevin Mather and…well, let Mather explain the details.
“It was as simple as that I had lunch scheduled with him,” Mather said, “and we were talking about 2015…It was a short discussion. I said, `Jack, do you like it here? Are we treating you OK? Are you enjoying your job?’ …