What the New York Mets Can Learn From the Seattle Mariners Management

Robert Knapel@@RobertKnapel_BRCorrespondent IAugust 10, 2010

The New York Mets management could learn a lot from the Seattle Mariners. Yes, the Wilpons should be looking out West for a better model of how to run their organization.

I am aware that the Mariners are 42-70 and are currently 22.5 games out of first place, but their organization is being run correctly.

Why would I possibly suggest this? On the surface, it seems just as bad as suggesting the Mets follow the management styles of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Kansas City Royals, or the Baltimore Orioles.

Before anyone labels me as crazy, let's take a look at a few of the moves that the Mariners have made this year.

In the off season, the Mariners believed that they would a playoff caliber team, but they were in need of an addition to the top of their starting rotation (Sound familiar Mets fans).

So what did Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik do? He went out and traded three prospects for Cliff Lee. Keep in mind that the Mariners did not trade away any of their top-three prospects in the deal.

So how has Lee done so far? He currently leads the AL with a 2.44 ERA and a 0.92 WHIP. Yes, Lee was traded to the Rangers, but he was exactly what the Mariners expected when they traded for him.

Imagine if the Mets had made a move like this in the offseason. They would not be a sub-.500 team this year.

However, just like the Mets, the Mariners have... (to read the rest of the article click on the link below)

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