Monday, June 16, 2008
The Seattle Mariners, owners of the leagues worst record, have fired GM Bill Bavasi after his 5th season as the teams general manager. The Mariners were expected to compete for a playoff spot this year but got off to a poor start and have not been able to rebound. Vice president/associate general manager Lee Pelekoudas will take over for the remainder of the season. With talent such as Felix Hernandez, Adrian Beltre, and recently acquired Erik Bedard, They Mariners certainly had high expectations heading in, trading their top prospect Adam Jones as well as George Sherrill for a chance to compete now with Bedard. Bedard has struggled and has already been whispered in trade rumors, a frequent reminder of what appears to be a poor trade. The M's still have plenty of talent so it remains to be seen whether they will be big time sellers at the trade deadline or sit pretty with their talent and prepare for next season.