Jack Zduriencik began this season as the toast of baseball, hailed for masterminding the Mariners' 2009 revival, universally admired for his savvy blend of old-school scouting smarts and sabermetric open-mindedness.
He ends the season receiving a vote of confidence from Mariners team president Chuck Armstrong assuring that he will, indeed, retain his job.
It took a heap of disarray and disappointment to get from Point A to Point B. This Mariners season has been a laboratory study of what happens when underachievement, turmoil, bad luck and a poorly executed game plan all collide in a climate of unreasonably high expectations.
The resulting maelstrom cost six members of the organization their jobs during this season, but Zduriencik will not be one of them.
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