Follow us:

Mariners blog

Daily coverage of the Mariners during the season and all year long.

February 15, 2009 at 3:33 PM

Putz on clubhouse, Ichiro

ichiro.jpg
Wish I could take credit for this interesting interview, but instead it’s the new Hot Stone League blog by my colleague, Larry Stone, down in Florida that got hold of former Mariners closer J.J. Putz. Stone asked Putz about the team’s clubhouse problems last season.
“There were just some guys that just aren’t really team guys,” Putz said. “There’s a lot of guys that are team guys in there. There was definitely some butting heads on certain things. What the hell can you do? Some guys are just stubborn.”
Putz would not name anybody specifically.
“I’m not going to throw anyone under the bus. But I think everybody knows who everybody is talking about. It is what it is. Hopefully, it changes for them over there.”
Stone then asked him to comment specifically on Ichiro. I’ll refer you to his blog if you want to read the rest. It’s pretty honest stuff.
And no, Putz was not my “clubhouse insider” source from last fall. Didn’t have to be. There were plenty of insiders to choose from. He’s just telling you folks what really went on last season once the television remotes were clicked off.

Comments

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►