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Aug 22, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners pitcher E. Olmos (49) covers his face with his mitt after giving up two-runs in the tenth inning against the Chicago White Sox. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports

The Mariners want Dan O’Dowd

(via Seattle Times)

According to the Seattle Times and plenty of other outlets, the Seattle Mariners are supposedly discussing general manager options with men including Dan O’Dowd, after the Mariners fired their general manager on Friday morning.

Ken Rosenthal sent this little tweet early on Friday morning:

That’s… something.

Hey, I get it, O’Dowd defenders. He did well for the Colorado Rockies from 2007-2010 (except not that great for most of 2007 until lightning was captured in the proverbial bottle, and then the letdown in 2008, and the letdown in 2010).

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He also did pretty poorly from 2000-2006, and then again from 2011-2014, where he put up a few truly abysmal seasons helming the front office.

But, hey, the Mariners can figure all that out about O’Dowd themselves. And what do we know, maybe Dan O’Dowd will get that Mariners job and win a few World Series’ or something. But still… damn.

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