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Jack Zduriencik: Meddler

Jack Z: Don’t get your coffee without him.

Early this morning, Jim Bowden tweeted that perhaps the Mariners’ motivation for inserting themselves into the rumored multi-team Justin Upton trade scenarios was to ensure Texas was out of the running for Josh Hamilton.


It’s probable that, even if you think Mariners’ GM Jack Zduriencik is a genius, the M’s would have to be dropping names of at least one of their top prospects: Nick Franklin, Danny Hultzen, Taijuan Walker, James Paxson. If that’s true, that means Jack Z is serious about going after Hamilton.

The highly reputable NotGraphs Investigative Reporting Investigation Team snuck around the Winter Meetings, the Mariners’ offices at Safeco Field, and at Jack Z’s home to see what other measures Jack & Co. might be taking to lure and secure Hamilton’s services. Here’s what they found:

 What else will that rascal Jack Z do to acquire the dangerous (in every sense of the word) Hamilton? The Investigative Reporting Investigation Team will keep you up to date!