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Mariners' Zunino adjusting, learning from Edgar Martinez's influence

Seattle Mariners catcher Mike Zunino has struggled thus far in the major leagues becoming the hitter the M's believe he can be - but he's doing better lately. His mini-resurgence comes right after the club hired Edgar Martinez as its new hitting instructor, indicating that his presence may be helping the young catcher mature as a hitter.  Greg Johns of detailed Zunino's...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Edgar Martinez, Mariners Legend and Hitting Coach

Edgar Can Help The announcement this week of Edgar Martinez being named by the Seattle Mariners as their new hitting coach is certainly welcome news.  For me specifically, it’s welcome news on so many different levels.  In fact, the decision that brings Edgar into the M’s dugout again is so exciting to me personally I freely admit I will have a very difficult time being objective...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: M’s legend Edgar Martinez selected as batting coach

Seattle Mariner’s legendary designated hitter, Edgar Martinez, was selected as the new Hitting Coach for the team.  The former coach, Howard Johnson, has been let go in place of the Mariner great.   “HoJo is a good friend of mine and it’s a very difficult thing to do to sit across the table and tell a friend of yours that you are changing his life in a certain way,” McClendon...
Via Seattle Side Up!
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Edgar Martinez Named Mariners New Hitting Coach

On Saturday afternoon, the Seattle Mariners announced the hiring of former Mariners designated hitter and third baseman Edgar Martinez as their new hitting coach. Howard Johnson had been the hitting coach for the first three months of this season, but the Mariners have decided to move in a new direction. Johnson has been reassigned to a Minor League role following his replacement...
Via Baseball Essential
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Edgar Martinez named Seattle Mariners hitting coach

Longtime Seattle Mariners designated hitter Edgar Martinez will don an M’s uniform once again, as the former 18-year major league veteran is now the team’s new hitting coach. Jack Zduriencik, executive vice president and general manager of baseball operations for the Mariners, announced earlier today that the 52-year-old would return to Seattle and take over the role formerly...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners hire former player Edgar Martinez as hitting coach

SEATTLE -- The Seattle Mariners are looking to the past to reinvigorate the worst hitting team in baseball, hiring Edgar Martinez as their hitting coach on Saturday and reassigning Howard Johnson to the minor league system. The surprising announcement was made before the second game of a weekend series against first-place Houston. The surprise wasn't so much the re-assignment of...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners hire Edgar Martinez as hitting coach, reassign HoJo

SEATTLE (AP) The Seattle Mariners have hired Edgar Martinez as their hitting coach and reassigned Howard Johnson to the minor league system. Seattle made the announcement on Saturday before the second game of a weekend series against first-place Houston. Martinez spent his entire 18-year major league career with the Mariners and is regarded as one of the best right-handed hitters...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mariners name Edgar Martinez hitting coach

The Seattle Mariners, presumably desirous of a more consistent team offense, named Edgar Martinez their new hitting coach on Saturday afternoon.The news was broken by Ryan Diish of the Seattle Times, who noted the ramifications of the move for previous hitting instructor Howard Johnson:More on this story as it develops...(h/t Twitter) 
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez Reveals Hitter He Most Hated To Face During Career

This embed is invalid" /> Who knew Pedro Martinez’s worst nemesis was a guy who hit .120 off the three-time Cy Young award winner? Martinez was asked by MLB analyst and former Boston Red Sox teammate Kevin Millar on Tuesday which hitter he most hated to face during his Hall of Fame career. Pedro threw everyone one of his devastating changeups, figuratively...
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Designating A Spot In Cooperstown For Edgar Martinez

We are a little under a month away from the results being announced for the 2015 class of the Baseball Hall of Fame inductee class. Among the small handful of great Seattle Mariners over the years, many would argue that, with the possible exception of Ken Griffey Jr., none would rival Edgar Martinez for significance. To date, Edgar remains one of the most popular athletes in Seattle...
Via Oregon Sports News
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

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