Grover’s New Job

The Seattle Mariners have chosen Mike Hargrove to be their new manager, signing him to a three-year contract.

It’s nice to see him get another chance; albeit with a team that’s a couple years away from contention. Hargrove was the fall guy after the 1999 ALDS loss, and maybe I’m one of the few fans out there that thought he was given a raw deal by John Hart.Yes, his LaRussan bullpen moves frustrated me at times, but overall I was impressed how he could deal with all the egos that inhabited the clubhouse in those days and get results out of the talent given him. Of course, it won’t matter who’s managing the Mariners if GM Bill Bavasi doesn’t improve the talent base, but Hargrove is a nice safe pick for them.

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