Posted October 06, 2011 on
In this series, SeattleClubhouse takes a look at prospects that made big improvements in 2011 for the Mariners. This post covers perhaps the least likely big league contributor on the list: bartender turned reliever Tom Wilhelmsen.

Mariners Ken Griffey Jr.’s Top 5 Pranks

M's beat writer Brandon Choate breaks down the all-time pranks list of Seattle Mariners Ken Griffey Jr. A Seattle sports icon and a guy who will always be remembered for his sweet swing. He liked to joke, prank and have fun with his teammates and coaches.

Northwest Athlete Profile: Michael Saunders

Another North West Athlete in the spotlight today. Seattle Mariners / Tacoma Rainier Michael Saunders. Danny Ferguson points out that Saunders played in the Canadian Little League World Series as well as competed for Canada in the Beijing olympics before being drafted in the 11th round of the 2004 MLB draft by the Seattle Mariners.

Pineda delivers in his first stint with Mariners

Michael Pineda left his mark on the Mariners in his rookie campaign and he'll return next spring as an integral part of manager Eric Wedge's rotation and the franchise's future.

The Roster As It Stands

Before we get too far into discussing what moves the team should be looking to make this winter, we need to take a realistic assessment of what talent is already on hand, both for 2012 and beyond, as the inventory already here will dictate where the organization should focus on acquiring upgrades. While the team has enough quantity in place to go forward with a “let the kids fight...

Personal lives

Occasionally we are reminded that people in baseball are still people and they have actual lives as well. We get neat human interest stories like Steve Delabar and Tom Wilhelmsen. Sometimes the news is not so good, like with Smoak and Saunders each losing a parent in the past year. Fortunately for the players, baseball has made some progress in recent years in instituting policies...

Milton Bradley and Wife File Dueling Divorce Petitions

Ex Los Angeles Dodger Milton Bradley and his wife have each filed divorce papers in the wake of Milton's arrest for allegedly swinging a baseball bat at her. Bradley's wife called 911 on September 27, claiming he was swinging a bat at her, cage… Permalink

Could the Mariners unload Chone Figgins on the Rockies?

The Colorado Rockies reportedly are outrighting third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff and will be in the market this offseason for a new glove at the hot corner. There’s plenty of speculation about which players the Rockies might pursue, with the New York Mets’ David Wright at the top of the list. Other potential targets, according to [...]

Offseason Outlook: Seattle Mariners

Jack Zduriencik is back and he’ll have to improve Seattle’s tepid offense for the Mariners to be relevant all season long in 2012.   Guaranteed Contracts Felix Hernandez, SP: $58MM through 2014  Chone Figgins, IF: $17MM through 2013  Ichiro Suzuki, OF: $17 through 2012  Franklin Gutierrez, OF: $13MM through 2013  Miguel Olivo, C: $4.25MM through 2012 ...

Run-only Mariners to test Lancers' Jones;SPORTS

Byline: Jennifer Toland COLUMN: COLLEGE FOOTBALL Cam Jones is known at Worcester State as one of the quietest and most laid back and easy-going guys on campus. Then the senior linebacker steps on to the football field. "I'm kind of a shy person," Jones said, "but when I get on the field it's like, `I'm a football player.' I love the passion of...
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