When Seattle Mariners' designated hitter Edgar Martinez stepped to the plate Sunday afternoon for the final time in his illustrious 18-year career, the collective lump in the throats of millions of M's fans gathered tightly and stuck right at the top of the human esophagus.
October 3, 2004
With all apologies to Alvin Davis, the term "Mr. Mariner" belongs to No. 11. The Edgar. 'Gar. Papi. Designated hitter Edgar Martinez is set to retire after a memory-filled 18-year career. InsidethePark.com's Ian Levin shares his perspective on the greatest Mariner of all-time.
August 9, 2004
When the M's traded SS Carlos Guillen to the Detroit Tigers for Ramon Santiago and minor league infielder Juan Gonzalez, Mariner fans wondered what they got in return for one of their regulars over the past four seasons. What they got was a decent prospect in Gonzalez and a hard- working, defensive wizard in Santiago. Santiago's quest to become a full-time big leaguer lives on in every move he makes in the minors.
July 8, 2004
When fans are asked about which minor leaguers they'd like to see up in the big leagues right now, the answer is often the same; Bucky! Tacoma Rainiers DH Bucky Jacobsen, armed with a power-packed swing and his own fan club, continues his superb season in the Pacific Coast League.
June 17, 2004