Dec 10, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Seattle Mariners general manager Jack Zdurienick is interviewed by MLB Network during the MLB Winter Meetings at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. Zdurienick responded Monday to a Seattle Times story alleging total dysfunction and a lack of leadership" inside the Mariners

Mariners Need Approval From Ownership To Spend More


Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is reporting that the Mariners are still in the hunt for one or more of the following: Masahiro Tanaka, David Price, Nelson Cruz. However, the front office needs to persuade ownership to go for the gusto and spend the extra money.

So this all but confirms the earlier reports that the Mariners were at their spending limit despite the fact that Robinson Cano was their only major sign.

The Mariners are still around $10 million under their payroll from last year and around $20M under their payroll of 2011. They clearly have the money to spend, it’s just a matter of getting the ownership group (primarily Nintendo) to loosen the purse strings and help turn this team into a team that can put up video game-type stats.

More as it develops.

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