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M’s Management Shows Signs Of Life For First Time This Year

Even Jesus couldn't save us.

Up until now, unless your name was Eric Byrnes, your job in the Mariners’ organization was safe.

Blow a five-run lead? Safe.

Hit .190? Safe.

Own an ERA over 7.00? Safe.

That all changed on Monday night when finally — FINALLY — the M’s front office made some moves that resulted in players losing their jobs.

Relief pitchers Kanekoa Texeira and Jesus Colome were designated for assignment by the club, all but ending their brief and erratic tenures with the team. Both right-handers appeared in Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels, in which the bullpen was responsible for blowing a five-run Mariners lead.

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Prematurely Grading The M’s Off-Season Acquisitions

Because it’s never too early to hand out progress reports.

*Editor’s note: The following list only applies to players who have logged Major League service time thus far in 2010. Likewise, players who were re-signed to contracts (i.e. Ken Griffey Jr., Mike Sweeney, etc.) are not considered. This report card is solely designed to assess the play of new offseason acquisitions.

Player: Milton Bradley

How acquired: Via trade with the Chicago Cubs, in exchange for pitcher Carlos Silva.

2010 salary: $11,000,000

Grade: D-

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