Sunday, February 27, 2011

Teaching you a lesson

As you have noticed lately, I have been trying to showcase old faces in new places.There are former Mariner players all over the major and minor leagues. Some are still playing at a decent level or just trying to hold on to the dream. Some guys have hung it up and moved into the coaching ranks. I went through the major league rosters and found 33 former players, coaches and managers on big league rosters.

  1. Bob Melvin- Scout for the Mets
  2. John McLaren- Bench coach Nationals
  3. Don Wakamatsu- Bench coach Blue Jays
  1. Rick Adair- Bullpen coach Orioles
  2. Sam Perlozzo- 1B coach Phillies
  3. Bryan Price- Pitching coach Reds
  4. Ty Van Burkleo- Hitting coordinator Astros
  5. Alan Cockrell- Hitting coordinator Diamondbacks
  6. Mel Stottlemyre- Pitching coordinator Diamondbacks
  7. Jeff Pentland- Batting coach Dodgers
  8. Rafael Chaves- Pitching coordinator Dodgers
  1. Shane Monahan- Scout for the Padres
  2. Ron Roenicke- Manager Brewers
  3. Jerry Narron- Bench coach Brewers
  4. Dale Sveum- Batting coach Brewers
  5. Thad Bosley- Batting coach Rangers
  6. Jim Presley- Hitting coach Orioles
  7. Dave Magadan- Batting coach Red Sox
  8. Torey Lovullo- 1B coach Blue Jays
  9. Joey Cora- Bench coach White Sox
  10. Tim Belcher- Pitching coach Indians
  11. Bruce Fields- Hitting coordinator Indians
  12. Orlando Mercado- Catching coordinator Angels
  13. Spike Owen- Defensive coordinator Rangers
  14. Keith Comstock- Rehabilitation coordinator Rangers
  15. Leon Roberts- Hitting coordinator Braves
  16. Lee Tinsley- Defensive coordinator Cubs
  17. Bud Black- Manager Padres
  18. Bill Plummer- Catching coordinator Diamondbacks
  19. Glenallen Hill- 1B coach Rockies
  20. Rick Honeycutt- Pitching coach Dodgers
  21. Dave Hansen- Special coach Dodgers
  22. Henry Cotto- Base running coordinator Giants
I do know that some former guys have also moved to the broadcast booth, and are coaches and managers in the minors. I'm slowly working on putting that list together too. I'm sure most of you couldn't care less about old Mariners, but I feel like if I put it out there someone might want to know about where some of our guys are now, and I might give you the desire to look up your former players.


  1. I was wondering what Wakamatsu was up to this year. I like that guy.

  2. You forgot a former manager...Mike Hargrove, who managed the M's for awhile, is back in Cleveland as a special advisor to Manny Acta and will be helping with some of the television broadcasts of games this year. I know some wish Grover was in other places in baseball, but Cleveland has always been his home, even during the off season when he was managing other teams.