Over the course of every baseball season, general managers across the major leagues engage in confidential, one-on-one conversations with their constituents. Many of these exchanges take place by phone. We were fortunate enough to get our hands on leaked recordings of trade negotiations between Seattle Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik and a number of his fellow peers in the industry. The following is a transcript of those recordings.
Arizona Diamondbacks: Dave Stewart, Senior Vice President & General Manager
JACK: “Dave, it’s Jack Zduriencik.”
DAVE: “Oh hey, Jack. What’s going on?”
JACK: “Well, Dave, I’ll be honest with you: I’m calling about a do-over.”
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Don’t worry. This isn’t some story pulled from the files of Dateline: To Catch A Predator. There will be no arrests. No Chris Hansen. No transcripts of online chats. No inserting “your bleep” in “her bleep.”
Rather, this is a story of perseverance and determination. Which should fully explain why Chad Cordero, the one-time All-Star closer, is hanging out with teenagers in Everett in the first place.
Recently promoted from, well, essentially nothing, Cordero has emerged in the Great Northwest as a less-heralded version of his former self.
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