SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — As he met the media Thursday morning, Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon made a request and a promise.
McClendon told reporters that Taijuan Walker’s scheduled bullpen session would be closed and the location kept a secret.
McClendon then smiled, and as a compromise gesture, said: “I’ll give you guys something else. I’ll give you a big story - how about that?”
Right now, though, it’d be pretty hard to find story lines more important to the Mariners…