rookie players en Mariners finally 'growing their own' talent <p>It&#39;s about time. That&#39;s what KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says about all the young players the Mariners have acquired recently.</p><p>Art has said for years that the Mariners need to grow their own talent, rather than waste millions of dollars on veteran free agents who are often on the decline. And he says the fresh young faces are giving fans some excitement in an otherwise dismal season.</p><p> Fri, 19 Aug 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 2360 at Mariners finally 'growing their own' talent