Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 10/22/13
Few choose to stay Imagine if you could take 20 years of time and spit out a baseball team with all the different star players that the Seattle Mariners drafted and let get away during those two decades. Imagine David Ortiz in the lineup everyday for Seattle, Randy Johnson as your ace, Jason Varitek catching, Alex Rodriguez at short, and Adam Jones in center after Ken Griffey Jr graciously moved to left to finish out his career? In the not so distant past identifying, drafting and/or acquiring young, talented players has not been the Seattle Mariners problem. It’s been keeping them around that is the problem. Edgar Martinez is the anti-Seattle Mariner if you go by the Mariner track record of player retention. Here’s a guy that came up with Seattle, spent YEARS in the minors with Seattle, finally fought his way to the show with Seattle, played his heart and guts out for Seattle until he was a walking medical chart and now has a street named after him in Seattle. It’s too bad that th...
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