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Report: M's exec ousted over controversial trade

Posted on: September 13, 2010 10:46 am
Edited on: September 13, 2010 11:02 am
A report out of Seattle says Mariners director of pro scouting Carmen Fusco will take the fall for the team's acquisition of pitcher Josh Lueke, who was charged with rape and pleaded no contest to a lesser charge last year.

There have been differing versions on who knew what and when regarding Lueke, who was part of the package Seattle received for Cliff Lee. The Mariners say they didn't know his background, but fired pitching coach Rick Adair told the Seattle Times that he told the team about Lueke's past. Team president Chuck Armstrong says he and general manager Jack Zduriencik asked the Rangers to substitute another player in the deal after learning of his legal trouble in the media, and the Rangers refused; Rangers GM Jon Daniels says he made a standing offer to reacquire Lueke.

Seattle TV station KING reports a source close to the team says Fusco, who has been the pro scouting director for the Mariners since November 2008, will not be back next year. The team would not confirm the report. The move would not affect the team's amateur scouting and development; Tom McNamara is the amateur scouting director.

-- David Andriesen

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Report: M's exec ousted over controversial trade

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Since: May 22, 2010
Posted on: September 14, 2010 4:51 am

Report: M's exec ousted over controversial trade

This is BS Yell Good for Adair to step up and say something. The only people who need to be ousted are LINCOLN and ARMSTRONG

Since: Jul 28, 2010
Posted on: September 13, 2010 11:39 pm

Report: M's exec ousted over controversial trade

So Seattle Doesn't Want Lueke , Well His Options  Are Open , He Can Go To The Steelers Or Lakers  They Employ Rapists with no Questions Asked!!!!!!!!!  HeHe 

Since: Jan 6, 2008
Posted on: September 13, 2010 5:48 pm

I hear the Pittsburgh Steelers are hiring.... :-)

Just saying!! Just tell the Rooneys it was a misunderstanding.... flash the puppy dog eyes ... that chick was beggin to get her poon mashed.  

Sadly ....  that is just horrible.  When are these spoiled massoginists going to learn that women are not a mode of currency to be bought and spent?  Probably right around the same time society and the media quit telling us they are.

Since: Mar 15, 2007
Posted on: September 13, 2010 5:48 pm

Report: M's exec ousted over controversial trade

This is total bull.  Dave Cameron at USS Mariner (a fan site) had a link to this in their analysis of the trade on July 9th when the trade occured.  If Jack Z and his crew can't do his homework any better than this then they need to get their roles straight.  I had no problem with it at the time and no one else seemed to be too concerned about it.  Cases of he said/she said are very difficult.  I can easily see a case where a ball player like Lueke takes a plea to a much lesser charge in order to avoid the risk of going to trial and possibly facing a long jail term.  If Lueke is truly a predator, then the prosecutor should have put the creep away.  Otherwise, let him move forward. 

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