Mariners News: Update on M’s GM Search

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Aug 24, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; General view of Safeco Field before a game between the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The Mariners cut ties with Jack Zduiencik back on August 28th, and they have been quietly working to fill the void ever since. The firing of Jack Z was years in the making, and the franchise is once again searching for a new head man in the front office.

Zduriencik’s tenure in Seattle was largely unproductive. He spent nine years in the Milwaukee Brewers front office prior to being hired by the Mariners in 2008. Z arrived in the Emerald City with a reputation for developing young talent. However, he was unable to duplicate the success he had drafting players in Milwaukee.

The Mariners amassed a record of 505-595 under the command of Zduriencik, good for a .459 winning percentage. Across his seven seasons in Seattle, the M’s tallied just two winning seasons. Worst of all, the Mariners failed to make any postseason appearances with Z at the helm.

Today, we will take a look at some of the names associated to the opening according to MLB Trade Rumors. The Mariners originally intended to hire someone with prior GM experience, but they have now expanded their search to include less experienced candidates. We will begin the slideshow with Jeff Kingston, who has served as the Mariners’ General Manager since Zduriencik’s firing.

Next: Jeff Kingston