McNamara Named Scouting Director
Yesterday the Mariners named Tom McNamara the team’s new scouting director. Tony Blengino, who came over from Milwaukee with McNamara, was given the title of assistant GM and Carmen Fusco is now in charge of pro scouting.
From the press release…
McNamara, 43, returns to his baseball roots as the Mariners Director of Amateur Scouting. He will oversee all levels of amateur scouting, as well as the June Amateur Draft. He was previously an area scout for the Mariners from 1994-2000, covering the Northeast. McNamara also played one season in the Mariners organization, appearing in 50 games for the Bellingham Mariners in 1988.
McNamara has 15 years of experience as a full-time scout. He spent the 2008 season as the Milwaukee Brewers East Coast cross checker. He previously served as a pro scout with the San Diego Padres for five seasons (2003-07). As an area scout for the Brewers during the 2001-02 seasons, McNamara scouted and signed All-Star first baseman Prince Fielder.