Scouting director Carmen Fusco has apparently fallen on his sword for the Cliff Lee trade with the Rangers which brought the Mariners Josh Lueke.
Lueke was suspended last season when playing in Bakersfield on charges of rape and sodomy, but pled guilty to lesser charges. The Mariners claimed they didn't know about his criminal record, and tried to undo Lueke's inclusion in the deal, but were unable to come to agreement with the Rangers.
On a side note, Rick Adair, fired as pitching coach earlier in the season and now a minors instructor for the Rangers, said the M's front office WAS informed about Lueke's criminal record prior to the trade being completed.
How long before the "Jack Z is a genius" line can be buried?