I think you learn more from failure than you do from success

Michael Saunders was a member of the 2006 Timber Rattlers.  Kirby Arnold of the Everett Herald catches up with the Canadian outfielder.  No illusions from Saunders.


After the last game of an insufficient season, Michael Saunders described his .211 batting average with one word: unacceptable.

The Seattle Mariners’ 23-year-old left fielder vowed to work as hard as necessary in the offseason to become the impact player the team believes he can be.

Since mid-October in the relative seclusion of the Mariners’ spring training facility, he has.

Saunders took less than two weeks off after the season, then immersed himself into the hitting cages and strength/conditioning facility in Peoria.

“I think you learn more from failure than you do from success,” Saunders said. “This is driving me to work hard this winter and come in to spring training and show I’m ready to be their guy. That’s my goal.”

The article notes that Saunders will play about a month in Venezuela for Lara starting in a couple of weeks.

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