Bill Bavasi Fired

4:30pm: Darrin Beene chronicled all of Bavasi’s transactions – check it out here.

2:10pm: The Mariners fired Bill Bavasi today.  According to the press release, "Vice President/Associate General Manager Lee Pelekoudas will take over as the interim General Manager."  Pelekoudas will be a candidate in the team’s permanent GM search.

I’m not going to list off Bavasi’s mistakes here; we all know he did a poor job.  Looking forward, you have to wonder if Pelekoudas will be more willing to trade Erik Bedard than Bavasi would’ve been.  He could also move quickly to release Richie SexsonGeoff Baker believes a housecleaning is much more likely now.

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