We’ll Take Him!

Mariners position players reported to spring training over the weekend, and we have a deluge of stories from Peoria.

The big Rainiers-related news is that outfielder Mike Wilson cleared waivers and accepted an outright assignment to Tacoma. Wilson was removed from the Mariners major league roster when they signed a pair of relievers nearly two weeks ago.

Wilson has proven to be a big hitter in the Pacific Coast League, and we’ll happily take him here in Tacoma if the Mariners decide to send him to the Rainiers. Wilson hit .331 with 16 homers in 87 games for Tacoma last year – he slugged .555, and he reached base at a .418 clip.

I think Wilson deserves a major league chance. He’s 28 years old and has nothing left to prove in Triple-A. The problem for him right now is that there is not an opening in the outfield with the Mariners. Another opportunity for Wilson down the road might be a shot at the major leagues in Japan.  

At any rate, manager Daren Brown won’t mind putting him in the Rainiers lineup until a better opportunity comes along for Wilson.

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Coming Wednesday, we look at the Tacoma outfield candidates. There are a lot of them.

2 Responses to We’ll Take Him!

  1. michael says:

    i have to dissagree with whole mike wilson deserve another chance at majors, he had his cup of coffee that more than some of the so called career minor leaguers who don’t get a shot at the majors.. Let look at Fact Mike Wilson is way below on OF Dept chart & that lot of better OF prospect in Mariners System past him by because their younger.. Mike Wilson would do better in Japan if their was any interested but from that story that Larry Stone did their wasn’t. If he has good season this yr than if their team in japan that want him they will signed him otherwise it time for him to choose a new career.

  2. michael says:

    •Chunichi has signed outfielder Victor Diaz, who had been in camp with the team on a try out basis. Diaz has MLB experience with the Mets and Rangers and played in Mexico last season.

    Randy Messanger twitter account to all those who want to follow the former M’s & Rainer reliever https://twitter.com/#!/RandyMessenger

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