When Don West was still in the building - we loved chatting about - who the best Mariners of all time were.

Who should have been on the M's Mount Rushmore? We both agreed that Griffey, Ichiro, and Edgar belonged. Then it was a toss-up for that fourth spot on the mountain. 

As a lifetime fan of the Seattle Mariners (my first visit to see them play in the Kingdome was July 2nd, 1977. ) I trusted my gut to bring you the best M's of all time - by position. (Forgive my selection for left field. I hope you'll understand.)


Dan Wilson - The backbone of the 1995, 1997, 2000, and 2001 playoff teams.

Honorable mentions - Cal Raleigh


First Base

Alvin Davis - Mr. Mariner played 8 great seasons under the Kingdome.

Honorable mentions - Tino Martinez, John Olerud, Bruce Bochte


Second Base

Robinson Cano - How on earth did the M’s outbid the Yankees? Our biggest free-agent splash of all time.

Honorable Mentions - Bret Boone, Julio Cruz, Harold Reynolds


Third Base

Kyle Seager - If Alvin Davis didn’t have the nickname, Kyle would be “Mr. Mariner”

Honorable Mentions - Adrian Beltre



Alex Rodriguez - He was only here for a brief time - then left for the big Texas paycheck. Young AROD was fun to watch - the complete player.

Honorable Mentions - Omar Vizquel, JP Crawford, 



Julio Rodriquez - WIth Griffey playing Centerfield - we have to slide Julio over.

Honorrable Mentions - Raul Ibanez, Tom Pacoriek



Ken Griffey Jr. - The most talented Mariner to ever wear the jersey. The Kid's Swing was the best of all time.

Honorable Mentions - Mike Cameron, Ruppert Jones



Ichiro - Baseball's first point guard. A base-hitting machine with an accurate rifle in the outfield. 

Honorable Mentions - Jay Buhner


Designated Hitter

Edgar Martinez - He's the best pure hitter in Mariners history. The "Yankee Killer" was 11-for-19 lifetime versus Mariano Riveria.

Honorable Mentions - Nelson Cruz


Starting Pitchers

Randy Johnson - Belongs in the M’s Mount Rushmore. The tall lefthander won the AL Cy Young Award in 1995.

Felix Hernandez - 2010 AL Cy Young Award winner

Freddy Garcia - The Chief was the staff ace in the M’s record-setting 116-win season in 2001.

Jamie Moyer - The M’s only two-time 20-game winner

Honorable Mention: The current M’s rotation is the best all-time top to bottom: Luis Castillo, George Kirby, Logan Gilbert, Bryan Woo, Bryce Miller. (all top-notch pitching talent)


Best Relievers

Kazuhiro Sasaki - Holds Mariners' record with 129 career saves

Edwin Diaz - Tied for second-most saves in MLB history with 57 in ‘18. Kills me every time the Mets bring him in with the trumpet fanfare. He should still be a Mariner.

Norm Charlton - The Sheriff was a big part of the 1995 and 2001 playoff clubs and had 67 saves in 249 appearances.


Bill Caudill - Known as "The Inspector" or "Cuffs" was the M’s first legit fireman. He finished 7th in the AL Cy Young Award voting in 1982.

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