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Mariners Organization Report

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Dave Brundage didn't see it coming. He had just managed Triple-A Tacoma to a 74-70 record in the Pacific Coast League, good for second place in the North Division. He had been in the organization for 19 years, with the five years prior to Tacoma spent as manager for Double-A San Antonio. He experienced great success in the Texas League, winning Baseball America Manager of the Year award in 2003. That came to an end when the Mariners announced Brundage's contract would not be renewed.

Majors | #2006#Organization Reports#Seattle Mariners

Mariners Organization Report

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Bryan LaHair never worried about being a 39th-round draft pick. He figured once he signed with the Mariners, he would get ample opportunity to show them what he could do. The first baseman got that chance and has emerged as one of the top hitters in the organization. LaHair was hitting .327/.393/.525 with Triple-A Tacoma with 10 homers in 202 at-bats since earning a promotion from Double-A San Antonio in June.

Majors | #2006#Organization Reports#Seattle Mariners