(Excerpt): Mather says, emphatically, that the Mariners have the financial resources to enhance the roster, despite speculation to the contrary. "I’ve heard national reporters have said that Jack (Zduriencik, the general manager) has no flexibility, that’s why he’s trading like (salaries) for like," Mather said. "One day, I called him in and I said, ‘You know, we have flexibility.’ He said: ‘I know. Kevin, it’s just part of the negotiations.’ " Mather added: "We have flexibility. Our owners are excited where we are."