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 Post subject: Time to put Jack Z's supposed sabermetric love to bed
PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:19 am 
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Blengino said he prepared the package because he was versed in the hot trend of using advanced stats for team decisions.

“Jack portrayed himself as a scouting/stats hybrid because that’s what he needed to get the job,” Blengino said. “But Jack never has understood one iota about statistical analysis. To this day, he evaluates hitters by homers, RBI and batting average and pitchers by wins and ERA. Statistical analysis was foreign to him. But he knew he needed it to get in the door.”

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It’s hardly unusual in the corporate world for trusted assistants to design job applications. But after initial success, Zduriencik had a slew of failed player moves — coinciding with his eventual decision to push Blengino out.

“Jack tried to destroy me,” Blengino said.

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In 2011, Zduriencik imported longtime associate Ted Simmons as a senior adviser and increased responsibilities for second-year assistant GM Jeff Kingston, pushing Blengino from his inner circle. Zduriencik received a three-year contract extension that August and Blengino said Zduriencik told him: “Now, we do things my way.”

Blengino said Zduriencik became obsessed with power hitters, ignoring defense, baserunning and roster construction. He said the GM also dismissed the importance of evaluating players within the context of their contract values.

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Zduriencik then made him “look like an ass” in front of baseball operations brass in spring training 2012 after Blengino gave a presentation on possible benefits from advances in computerized hitting data.

“He nitpicked about font sizes and column widths,” Blengino said. “He did what he always does and made fun of something he couldn’t understand.”

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The Mariners from 2011 to 2013 traded Doug Fister, Michael Pineda, Steve Delabar, Erik Bedard, Mike Carp and John Jaso for limited returns.

“The way the team operates now,” Blengino said, “is totally different from what it was.”

Plenty more on the overall dysfunction of the Mariners: http://seattletimes.com/html/mariners/2 ... 08xml.html


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 Post subject: Re: Time to put Jack Z's supposed sabermetric love to bed
PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:26 pm 
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Just found this article on Jack Z. Sandy's not the most popular guy around here with good reason but it looks like we dodged a big bullet on this one.

http://nypost.com/2010/02/01/mets-passe ... ball-exec/


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 Post subject: Re: Time to put Jack Z's supposed sabermetric love to bed
PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:36 pm 
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I don't think anyone, saber cats or RBI guys, like or want Jack Z as a GM.

And he went to California University of Pennsylvania. So right there you know he's not to be trusted.

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 Post subject: Re: Time to put Jack Z's supposed sabermetric love to bed
PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:59 pm 
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Mariners literally bid against themselves for Cano:

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And then you read this amazing passage from Evan Grant in the Dallas Morning News:

By mid-day Friday, Seattle had heard that some team bid nine years and $225 million for Robinson Cano, so the Mariners upped their bid to $240 million and 10 years before apparently realizing the initial bid had come from themselves, too.

The Mariners became their own mystery team, and they set out to defeat the mystery team. Alas, they were the mystery team, and the mystery team was they.

http://www.baseballnation.com/hot-corne ... themselves


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 Post subject: Re: Time to put Jack Z's supposed sabermetric love to bed
PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:02 pm 
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Well the jack z. Brilliant saber guy blew up in his face with the figgins and defense is undervalued debacles. Sounds more like a smear piece from a pissed off employee, some truth there sure but also someone with an ax to grind

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 Post subject: Re: Time to put Jack Z's supposed sabermetric love to bed
PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:35 pm 
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Mariners literally bid against themselves for Cano:

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And then you read this amazing passage from Evan Grant in the Dallas Morning News:

By mid-day Friday, Seattle had heard that some team bid nine years and $225 million for Robinson Cano, so the Mariners upped their bid to $240 million and 10 years before apparently realizing the initial bid had come from themselves, too.

The Mariners became their own mystery team, and they set out to defeat the mystery team. Alas, they were the mystery team, and the mystery team was they.

http://www.baseballnation.com/hot-corne ... themselves


That sounds like something from the '62 Mets.

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