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With Piniella gone, M's begin life under Melvin

Under Lou Piniella, the Mariners became a power. Bob Melvin now takes over the reins to the veteran ship.

Originally Published: February 10, 2003
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

Since last spring, an In-N-Out burger stand opened near the Mariners' spring training complex, flanking a Krispy Kreme that opened a couple of years earlier. An In-N-Out stand and a Krispy Kreme near each other? Good Lord. When do they complete the development by installing a drive-thru defibrillator? By the end of spring training, Ichiro could outweigh Mo Vaughn.

The most notable change in Peoria, Ariz., this spring, however, is not an addition, but a departure. The Mariners began spring ...

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