Pat Listach returns for his second season as manager of AAA Tacoma Rainiers. We had a chance to talk with his this morning for few minutes. More on his return will follow. But for now know that Pat is almost last man standing. Edgar Martinez, Mariners hitting coach and Pat are the only two returning this season to the AAA and major league coaching staffs for the Mariners. When General Manager Jerry Dipoto stated at his initial introduction there were changes to make he obviously wasn’t not limiting those changes to players.
So even the returning staff, like Pat almost feel like new guys as they get to know new coaches, players, front office staff and most significant new approach and philosophy. When Dipoto said the baseball side of things will change he meant it, and right away. WE will get to view those changes AND results at the Rainiers & Mariners levels.
Things are already a good deal different. The feel around here is those changes will continue.