Posted February 06, 2013 on mariners.scout.com
In this, our first edition of the SeattleClubhouse: Minor League Mail Bag (Week of February 4th, 2013), we talk about a handful of the top Seattle Mariners prospects and give a glimpse of what we hope will become a highly reader-interactive weekly piece. Check out our maiden voyage!
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