Mariner GM Handicapping for Saturday, 10/4

DMZ · October 4, 2008 at 10:00 am · Filed Under Mariners 

A semi-random gauge of who’s likely to get the job. Based on current press coverage, rumors, substantiated and un, educated guesses, and so on. We claim no insight into front office machinations. Please, no wagering.

For names and brief resumes, check our potential GM candidates post.

Who (links) Percent
Hahn (1) 29%
LaCava (1, 2) 29%
Ng (1, 2) 15%
Woodfork 11%
Antonetti (1) 4%
Pelekoudas 2%
Bulk candidates  
Sitting GM 1%
Field 10%

“Sitting GM” is someone who currently has a GM job: Kevin Towers, for instance. “Field” is everyone not listed.

Field includes: Avila, DiPoto, Evans, Hinch, Hoyer, Evans, Forst, Jennings, White.


7 Responses to “Mariner GM Handicapping for Saturday, 10/4”

  1. Mariner Melee on October 4th, 2008 10:07 am

    Antonetti and Forst percentages both moves up. Great news!

  2. bakomariner on October 4th, 2008 10:17 am

    Antonetti moving up is great…Pelekoudas moving up…not so much…

  3. Jon on October 4th, 2008 12:31 pm

    Just curious, but why is Antonetti up? I’d love him to get the job as much as anyone, but what has indicated his chances are better now?

  4. NickBob on October 4th, 2008 12:49 pm

    DMZ, could you include a % CHG column for us on these updates, or does that mark me as the lazy fan I surely am?

  5. DMZ on October 5th, 2008 2:27 am

    As before, w/r/t “why x?” I’m going to refer everyone to the intro paragraph.

    Could I add a “change” column? Possibly, but the problem is that right now, its light weight is its charm. As with other requests for “favorability” or “USSM endoresment scale” I don’t think we’ll be doing that.

  6. Hobo on October 6th, 2008 1:41 pm

    So how fantastical is it to hope beyond hope that Chuck Armstrong would be strongly urged to retire by the ownership committee?

    If this fantasy were to develop further, who would be the best possible Team President considering the constraints of the non-fantastical reality of ownership by committee, CEO expectations, and whoever the heck comes in as General Manager?

    As the scuttlebutt is that Pat Gillick will be taking the now-vacant Team President position in Toronto, yet still lives in Seattle with his wife, how good/bad would President Gillick be in Seattle, as opposed to the just-horribly-nightmarish General Manager Gillick?

  7. 4seamer on October 7th, 2008 7:58 pm

    Bet you didn’t know LaCava still holds the all-time career batting average record at Pitt!

    Few also know LaCava was one of the first to embrace statistical analysis and apply it logically to players’ performances and skills! I was very surprised when I learned that.

    The more you research the guy, the more you like him.

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