The Mariners announced Wednesday night the addition of four players to the 40-man roster, thus avoiding them being eligible for the Rule 5 draft. The team added right-hander Logan Bawcom; first baseman/designated hitter Ji-Man Choi; outfielder James Jones; and outfielder Stefen Romero. These transactions puts the Mariners’ roster at 38 players. The team had until 9…More
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Well, the Mariners might not have gotten the better of the Angels when it came to the Josh Hamilton bidding. And we won’t know for a while how this whole Kendrys Morales-Jason Vargas trade will work out. We’ll know more once we figure out whether the Mariners are going to ink Morales long term, flip him for a piece at the trade deadline, or make him a qualifying offer for 2014 and secure a compensatory draft pick at a minimum.
But we do know that Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik just got one over on Angels counterpart Jerry DiPoto in a Big League Stew ranking of “the sexiest GMs in baseball”. Zduriencik came in at No. 20, based largely on his likeness to former Chicago mayor Richard Daley (the father, not the son). DiPoto, who came in at No. 24, is a former pro ballplayer, so Zduriencik beating him out kind of says something, I guess.More