While it may seem the Mariners have plenty of options when it comes to picking a first baseman for the 2014 season, manager Lloyd McClendon already has his mind made up.
Fernando Rodney gave up a run and two hits in his debut with the Seattle but Jesus Montero had two singles and an RBI to help the Mariners beat a Chicago White Sox split-squad 7-4 Thursday.
Robinson Cano had two hits and an RBI and Dustin Ackley’s had a three-run double among his two hits, as a Seattle Mariners split-squad beat the Colorado Rockies 8-1 Monday.
The leadoff position has been an issue with the club ever since Ichiro Suzuki was dealt to New York in 2012.
One of the challenges during the spring will be meshing players left over from the previous staff under Eric Wedge with the bevy of moves Seattle made in the offseason. New manager Lloyd McClendon is optimistic Seattle can win sooner than later, but with the moves made and the money spent this offseason the winning had better arrive on the earlier side.
Jack Zduriencik does not see the Seattle Mariners making another splash signing before the start of spring training after an offseason of big moves highlighted by the signing of second baseman Robinson Cano.
It’s not just big bats the Mariners are going after this offseason, the team wants to bulk up the bullpen. That need has turned the team’s attention to free agent reliever Fernando Rodney.
New Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon has made the first addition to his coaching staff by hiring Trent Jewett as his bench coach.
Steve, Bill, & Jason talk with the new Seattle Mariners Manager Lloyd McClendon, and Sports Press NW co-founder Art Thiel
New Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon talked with the Sandmeyer Show on Thursday about what it means to be a skipper again and why he chose to go after the Seattle vacancy instead of the one in Detroit. […]