Mariners Insider Blog

WINTER MEETINGS 2008: Evening meeting with Zduriencik

A few quick bullet points with some detail to come.

* Zduriencik did speak to the Cardinals and Brewers today about J.J. Putz. The Prince Fielder and Putz in a packaged deal rumor was shot down with Zduriencik saying those two players were never talked about together in any sort of deal.

* Zduriencik also said that any personnel changes to the 25-man roster would have no effect on expediting negotiations with unsigned No. 1 draft pick Josh Fields. But he is supposed to meet with Fields' agent Scott Boras in the next day or two.

* Zduriencik said he feels no urgency whatsoever to get a deal done before the meetings come to an end.