Seattle Revival

The reviews are in – and they are unanimous.

Jack Zduriencik, second-year General Manager of the Seattle Mariners, is making all the right moves.

Jack Zduriencik

Mike Bauman of recounts the highlights so far this off-season, which include the additions of Cliff Lee, Chone Figgins, and Milton Bradley to fortify a team that is working on a return to the playoffs after an absence that dates back to the magical 2001 season.

Unfortunately, even after that season in which the Mariners tied a regular-season record with 116 wins, an inaugural World Series appearance remained elusive.

But Zduriencik has clearly placed this team in the pole position to win the American League West in 2010 and a shot at the “impenetrable” New York Yankees or Boston Red Sox to represent the league in the next Fall Classic.

Andy Hutchins of The Sporting News offers his appreciation for Zduriencik’s moves, noting that he is “engineering a remarkable turnaround” in Seattle.

Hey, they don’t hand out titles in December.  But that’s when the hard work is done to lay the groundwork for success. 

Coming off a strong first year on and off the field, Zduriencik appears to be using the start of season number two to plan for a return to prominence for baseball in the Pacific Northwest.

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~ by acm213 on December 20, 2009.

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