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Rival executives, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi, say the Mariners frequently inquire on dozens of players, only to shift direction when a deal appears within reach. Though that practice is hardly unique, Zduriencik is reportedly the worst offender and “one of the most difficult GMs” in the sport to do business with.
While the Mariners are not leading the pack in the AL West — nor are they within striking range of a playoff spot — the 2013 season thus far is not the disaster it was on pace to be.
Eric Thames hit a tiebreaking two-run double with two outs in the eighth inning, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Cleveland Indians 3-1 Wednesday for their eighth straight win.
Jim Rome, host of Rome on CBS Sports Network and The Jim Rome Show on the radio joined CBS Local Sports to give his take on the biggest topics in the major sports.