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
Short-season A-Everett followed suit with the Timber Rattlers and tossed up a 2-5 week. While the offense didn't have issues putting runs on the board, the pitching had trouble keeping the opposition from putting up the crooked numbers, allowing 49 runs during the seven game week.
July 30, 2003