Updated Feb 13, 2013 - 5:21 pm
Felix's emotional signing sends strong message about state of Mariners
"It was one of the most emotional things I've ever heard," said Groz in today's Bob and Groz wrap up video following the contract signing.
"It touched a lot of people and I think you really heard how much in his voice how much it meant to him to stay here in Seattle and how attached he was to the organization," added Bob.
But both agree the signing was more than emotional. It showed Felix' belief in the organization, and what the team is willing to do to field a winner.
"That is something that we can't undersell is the message that it sends and the expectation that it creates in that clubhouse," said Bob.
Mariners closer Tom Wilhelmsen couldn't agree more. He told Bob and Groz Felix's willingness to sign a long-term deal is a strong endorsement for the future and signals to players in the clubhouse the Mariners are putting their money where
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