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Jack Zduriencik’s statement on Milton Bradley

Jan 19, 2011, 11:40 AM EDT

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Mariners’ GM Jack Zduriencik has released a statement about the Milton Bradley arrest:

“After reaching Milton Bradley’s representatives tonight, I was able to confirm that Milton had been arrested, and subsequently released, in Los Angeles. While we do not yet have full details on what occurred, we are aware of the situation and take it very seriously. We are in the process of determining the full circumstances of what occurred today. Until we have more information, we will not be able to comment further.”

I know that’s saying nothing, but given the Mariners’ recent history on this stuff, it’s probably worth watching how they handle all of this closely.

And no, despite my observations regarding Bradley and Leuke situations this morning, I’m not trying to be all moralistic about how the Mariners run their team. It can’t be easy to balance winning, making money, being attentive to public relations, moral and ethical concerns and protecting the privacy of your own employees all at the same time.

How the Mariners proceed and how they balance all of that here will nonetheless be interesting to watch.

  1. Old Gator - Jan 19, 2011 at 11:53 AM

    One way they could streamline the process is by dropping their concern with winning, moral and ethical concerns and protecting the privacy of their employees, and focusing on making money and being attentive to public relations. I was under the impression that that’s how most small market teams comport themselves these days anyway.

    Then again, when my primary models for franchise conduct are Scrooge McLoria and the Chihuahua, I suppose I have to allow for the possibility that my outlook is somewhat skewed. Seattle is a lo-o-ong diagonal from Macondo.

    • Alex K - Jan 19, 2011 at 12:10 PM

      Seattle is by no means a small market team.

  2. Old Gator - Jan 19, 2011 at 12:27 PM

    Okay then. Small town team.

    • Old Gator - Jan 19, 2011 at 12:31 PM

      No wait, that’s not right. How about this? Tall market team? Or at most, taking into account all the doomed little communities along the Juan de Fuca – North American plate boundary, Grande market team?

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