In past seasons the sole purpose of the Seattle Mariners minor league clubs was to simply house the next generation of players for the 25-man major league roster until the current bunch was ready to be traded for younger players and prospects. These days each minor league affiliate has many extremely vital jobs to, beginning with teaching. Perhaps the most important point driven home is how to deal with adversity. That, afterall, is inevitable.
August 20, 2003
Have you ever wondered how the career minor league players keep going? How they still have the drive to play hard everyday at the advanced baseball ages of 27, 28 and even over 30 years of age? After up to 10 or more years of minor league action some ballplayers continue to give it everything they have. Day in. Day out. In this edition of the weekly feature, Mariners' minor league players of the week, the persistence pays off.
August 18, 2003
The Rainiers' week was highlighted by two appearances by Kazuhiro Sasaki, who is currently on the disabled list with a fractured rib. In other news, Chris Snelling entered the Triple-A picture for the first time and immediately added some spark to the lineup.
July 30, 2003