On June 16 2008 — The Seattle Mariners fire general manager Bill Bavasi with the Mariners having the worst record in baseball. Vice-President Lee Pelekoudas takes over the job. Bavasi was criticized for the signings or acquisitions of Jarrod Washburn (20-36 with Seattle), Carlos Silva (3-7), Erik Bedard (4-4) and 1B Richie Sexson.


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