SAN ANTONIO, Texas - When the Mariners' management looks down upon their fruitful farm system, they have to like what they see. With talented prospects like Felix Hernandez, Shin-soo Choo and Yuniesky Betancourt, the future is as exciting as it is bright. But as a player in the farm system, particularly a middle-tier prospect without much fanfare, it's easy to get lost in the mix.
June 5, 2005
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