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Mariners land Chris Gwynn for development job

Post by Larry Larue / The News Tribune on Oct. 28, 2011 at 10:40 am with 3 Comments »
October 28, 2011 10:41 am

It cannot be formally announced because the World Series is still being played – and baseball can’t have this kind of news overwhelming Game 7! – but the Seattle Mariners have apparently hired Chris Gwynn from the San Diego Padres to become their director of player development.

Gwynn, 47, is the brother of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, and played for 10 years in the majors with the Dodgers, Royals and Padres.

Since 1996, Gwynn has been in the San Diego organization, first as a scout, then as a scouting department administrator, until becoming the Padres player development director two years ago. The Mariners could technically announce the hire tomorrow but may wait until Monday.

The story broke this morning in San Diego, on the blog of Dan Hayes of the North County Times.

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  1. awesome world series here we come!

  2. fatbellieddragon says:

    Still my beating heart! Shame on you, Larry, for not mentioning the multiple World Series that the Padres have won since Gwynn was there!

    Looks like the Mariners have hired another guy who couldn’t pick a pear out of a bag of apples.

  3. wabubba67 says:

    Yeah, that makes sense, fatbellie. Because no decent employee can possibly work for a poor organization. I guess the Diamondbacks should fire Kevin Towers (former GM of the Padres) immediately.

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