Turns out, my prediction for the firing of Mariners GM Bill Bavasi was two weeks too early. The Seattle Mariners announced today the firing of Bill Bavasi. Now is letting go Bill Bavasi going to make the Mariners a better team? No. But it is simply about accountability. Bill Bavasi has to be held accountable for assembling this current extremely under-achieving club, which has losing records in four out of five seasons with him as the GM. May be the Mariners will get lucky like the Los Angeles Angels. Three years after Bavasi left Los Angeles Angels as their GM, they won their first World Series Championship in 2002.