Friday, August 28, 2015
THAT BAD CANO DEAL GOT ZDURIENCIK FIRED
This is pure speculation, but at the time, when the Mariners wow'ed Jay-Z and Robinson Cano with alot of money, the idea that Cano would come to Seattle, make the city love him and bring Seattle to a championship was in the air. In New York, we couldn't believe it, and Cano became the selfish enemy to many in the Bronx. That deal however, orchestrated by former Mariners General Manager Jack Zduriencik, now looks like the worst free agent signing in Seattle history right now. Why? Because big boy Cano is batting .278 with 14 home runs and 87 strikeouts and it's only August. He's lost. This is a player that used to be a .300 hitter and leader. Now he's just one of the regular players.
News broke today that the Mariners have fired Zduriencik and there is no official reason why. Well, let me rephrase. Obviously he didn't do a good job, but more importantly, that Cano contract is worth $24 million a year until 2023. Anyway, many have the story, but we'll go with Hardball Talk on this one:
"...the team simply never had any sustained success and many of Zduriencik’s moves were very questionable. He thrived at neither scouting nor analytics. Overall the Mariners went 505-595 (.459) with Zduriencik as GM, including just two winning seasons and zero playoff appearances."
Bottom line, he was horrible at his job, but one can speculate, that if Cano ends up going down in flames in Seattle, it will be that move that will determine Zduriencik's legacy.
Cashman's laughing his balls off right now.
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