MARINER YOUTH PLAYERS WILL TO BE GIVEN PLAYING TIME TO PROVE THEMSELVES IN 2020
The Company line for the 2020 Seattle Mariners at Thursdays Team Media Luncheon at T-Moble Park was consistent. The annual event is normally filled with dreams General Manager Jerry Dipoto, manager Scott Servais preaching the gospel about how good the team will be and its chances of winning it all in the upcoming season.
While Dipoto and Servais were both optimistic about the team’s future it was guarded optimism. The Marines are in year two of the rebuild and this is the year the youngsters get a chance to show what they can do on the diamond.
STEADFAST ON PLAN
Give the Mariners credit for standing with the youngsters at the cost of alienating some win now fans. Much has been said and more will be said about the Mariners futile World Series record. Futile as being the only team in Major League Baseball not to have played in a World Series. Rather than lead the fans on with delusions of grandeur the Mariners organization is stone-cold sober to the bone. Simply put 2020 is the year of youngsters and the measurement of success is not about wins or losses rather the development of the youngsters from opening day to the last day of the season.
HEY WE ARE HERE TO WIN
While the Mariners organization is moving forward with the rebuild the parts of the rebuild that is the players who are being given a chance to prove what they can do are here to win. Two of the young prospects who believe the future is now are Pitchers Justus Sheffield and Justin Dunn.