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The Mariners, Jack Zduriencik and Brian Cashman

How wide was the concern that Jack Zduriencik would lose his job as the Mariners' general manager at the conclusion of this season? Informed or uninformed, it was vast, to borrow the word used by the older priest _ he pronounces it "vost" _ in this "Seinfeld" episode . Many Mariners baseball operations employees fretted about Zuriencik's future and, consequently, their own.

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Ubaldo Jimenez and Yankees past and future

The Yankees are speaking with the Rockies about Ubaldo Jimenez, and Jon Heyman has some good details in this linked story.

Jimenez 2011 has little in common with Cliff Lee 2010. They throw the ball with opposite hands, they come from different countries and most important for the purpose of this conversation, their contract situations have virtually nothing in common. But I can't help but...

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