Oh look, what’s this? Finally some legitimate Seattle Mariners news? Well, sort of. The first big news blurb of the 2016 offseason is, essentially, that nothing has changed. According to, by now, every single beat writer and the Mariners themselves, all of Seattle’s Major League coaches will return for the 2017 season. For those of you who are visual learners, below are images of each of these men and what they have to offer the Mariners.
Tim Bogar (Bench coach and official enforcement for all future brawls)
Manny Acta (Third-base coach and social media champion)
Mel Stottlemyre Jr. (Pitching coach and Taijuan Walker whisperer (not pictured))
Casey Candaele (Exuberant youthful elder with gum skills)
Mike Hampton (Bullpen coach and selfie student)
Edgar Martinez (Hitting coach and future Hall of Famer)
Chris Prieto (former Quality Assurance coach, now Special Projects coach), Fleming Baez (bullpen catcher), and Nasussel Cabrera (batting practice pitcher), will also all be returning for 2017.
The actual big news for this blurb is that Scott Brosius, the 2016 Tacoma Rainiers hitting coach, was added to the Major League coaching staff as Assistant Coach. There will hopefully be a more in depth piece on him sometime next week, but in the meantime here are some quick facts. 2016 was his first season as a professional coach, before that he was head coach at Linfield College for eight seasons and won the national championships with them in 2013. He's a member of the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame and threw out the first pitch of a World Series game for the New York Yankees (his former team). He was incredibly well-regarded while at Linfield, and has been largely credited with Mike Zunino's turnaround in Tacoma this season. What his specific role will be, as ambiguous Assistant Coach, isn't known yet, but by all accounts this is a good move by the Mariners to add to an already strong coaching staff.