"We believe that Ken’s presence with theorganization was such a positive asset last season with his leadership on and off the field," general manager Jack Zduriencik said. "His passion for baseball, life and the Seattle Mariners goes unsaid. We are happy to have Ken back for the 2010 season."
When Z traded for Franklin Gutierrez and the rest of them, he talked about their skills.
When Z signed Russell Branyan, he talked about his skills.
When Z traded for David Aardsma, he talked about his skills.
When Z re-signed Griffey for 2010, he talked about his leadership and passion.
Let there be no doubt that this is all about the clubhouse.