Larry Stone on the M’s at ESPN

DMZ · November 5, 2008 at 7:00 am · Filed Under Mariners 

Mariner winter forecast. Also offers the Angels version, the A’s version, and the Rangers version. Not much new to Mariner fans, but reading this last paragraph

Zduriencik is credited with hastening Milwaukee’s turnaround by masterminding a series of strong drafts. But Zduriencik has a tough road ahead in Seattle: The Mariners, with an $118 million payroll last year, are saddled with bad contracts and don’t appear to have much top-end talent in the minor leagues ready to make an impact — especially after giving up so much in their ill-fated Bedard trade. One of Zduriencik’s first decisions is to find a new manager. He could re-unite with former Milwaukee skipper Ned Yost.

is still enough to make me wince. A reminder of the scope of the disaster and then Ned Yost? Nooooooooooo.


One Response to “Larry Stone on the M’s at ESPN”

  1. msb on November 5th, 2008 8:23 am

    Stone talks managerial candidates in the Times: “Zduriencik said he has not yet asked any teams for permission to speak to candidates, though he has done some informal vetting.”

    I honestly don’t know what to think of the managerial names thrown out there by Stone — although FWIW, Joel Sherman writes that Valentine thinks he is not a candidate for the job

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.