Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 8/29/13
Walker gets green light The Seattle Mariners announced today that phenom pitcher Taijuan Walker got the phone call every minor leaguer waits for, sometimes for their entire life.   The 20 year old Walker is now set to make his major league debut Friday night in Houston. Two schools of thought came to mind when I heard Walker got the call. It’s another youngster Jack Zduriencik is bring up too soon in an effort to show his boss that his club is competitive and to sell a few more tickets at home games for the remainder of this season. It’s time and Taijuan is ready to have a shot. I’m going with option 3.  Both! Clearly Jack Z is grasping at anything he can right now.  Remember, he was put on do or die notice earlier this week when the Mariner’s brass gave him an ultimatum, 1-year contract extension. But I also firmly believe Taijuan is ready. Yes, he’s only 20 years old, but let’s not forget that a once very young Felix Hernandez made his major league debut at 19.  What do we cal...
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