Aug 21, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs pinch hitter Cole Gillespie (2) hits an RBI single against the Washington Nationals during the fifth inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
Some More Minor Moves
The Mariners continue to make minor moves to round out the lower levels of the organization.
They signed Cole Gillespie and Matt Palmer to minor league deals.
I quipped that the Mariners signed a northwest native, former Oregon State University baseball player and free agent outfielder….just not the one we originally wanted.
The Palmer signing is a bit more confusing. Perhaps they are hoping he regains the form he had when he went 11-2 with the Angels. But at the age of 34, that seems more and more like it was a fluke year.
I am a very passionate baseball fan. I live in Salem, Oregon with my lovely wife and my two boys you see pictured with me at Safeco. I have been an aspiring sports writer for a decade, writing for various websites, newspapers and even starting my own monthly sports magazine (The Oregon Tailgater) which stayed afloat for almost two years.