Return of an ancient Mariner?

Originally Published: January 27, 2009
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

We'll learn soon enough whether Jack Zduriencik, the Seattle Mariners' new general manager, has a flair for turnaround specials. He's running a team that won 61 games, is saddled with some bloated contracts and has its share of clubhouse dysfunction -- particularly if you believe the buzz that Seattle's pitchers dislike throwing to Kenji Johjima and that hostility toward Ichiro Suzuki runs rampant in the clubhouse.

Since taking over in October, Zduriencik, a blue-collar ball guy and former ...

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