Piniella upset with Mariners, negotiations

Lou Piniella is "disappointed" with the Seattle Mariners' handling of negotiations with the New York Mets and Tampa Bay Devil Rays and said he wants to "get on with my life."

"They had told me they were going to be fair and reasonable and quick," the former Mariners manager told the New York Daily News on Thursday night from his home in Tampa, Fla.

"Well that hasn't been the case. I'm disappointed in them. I thought they would be better about all this. I just want to get on with my life and I would think they would want to get on with theirs, too."

Seattle has agreed to release Piniella from the final year of his contract, provided teams interested in interviewing him give the Mariners "appropriate and reasonable compensation."

But that process has dragged on for a week.

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