The Mariners just named their minor league coaching staffs for 2009 and at first glance, there have been some changes. Daren Brown returns for a third season managing Class AAA Tacoma. Phil Plantier takes over as the new Class AA manager in West Tennessee. Plantier, in his second season with the M’s organization, was a coach with the Diamond Jaxx last year. He replaces Scott Steinmann, who is now managing the lower level Class A team in Clinton.
Jim Horner is managing the higher level Class A squad in High Desert of the Califonia League.
Former big league catcher John Tamargo has joined the Mariners organization and will manage the rookie level Everett Aquasox, replacing Jose Moreno — who has been reassigned to manage the Arizona League’s entry level Peoria Mariners.
Rob Mummau returns to manage the Appalaichan League’s Pulaski Mariners.
Russell Vazquez will manage the Venezuelan Summer League team.
And finally, the Dominican Summer League squad will be managed by Jose Guillen.
No, not that Jose Guillen. You all wish!
January 13, 2009 at 3:36 PM