Pat Gillick: Mariners GM 2000-2003
Years w/ M's
Michael Garciaparra (SS)
John Mayberry Jr (OF)
Adam Jones (SS)
Garciaparra never made it to the bigs, only AAA. There was a lot of hype surrounding him because of the last name, but nothing ever came of it.
The same could be said about Mayberry Jr. He was hyped up a bit because of the name, but it didn't pan out for the Mariners. He would end up playing 7 seasons in the majors, but it still wans't ever that impressive. If you got John Mayberry confused with John Mabry, don't feel bad. I did that back then as well.
Yeah, that Adam Jones. Drafted as a SS, he transistioned to center field. We all know what happened next. He spent a long and succesful career with the Mariners, leading the team to multiple playoff berths and revitilizing baseball at the turn of the decade.
Oh. Wait. That was in MLB The Show. My bad. The Mariners got Bedard, and we are all sad enough already. Moving on.
Gillick gets a D-. Garciaparra didn't make it. Mayberry didn't in Seattle, and they traded Jones (I don't really care that it was Bavasi, Gillick drafted a guy who did hardly anything for the Mariners). It's a bad run, and didn't work out at all for the Mariners. The saving grace for Gillick is that Jones got traded by Bavasi.