Found June 07, 2012 on North Side Notch:
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As Pat over at WHYGAVS mentioned earlier today, it is amazing that we are even discussing Jeff Clement. If you remember correctly, Clement broke camp as the Pirates’ starting first baseman in 2010 after he was acquired from Seattle in 2009 in the trade that sent Jack Wilson and Ian Snell to the Mariners. He didn’t fare too well hitting just .201/.237/.368. He struck out in 24% of his plate appearances and walked in just 3.9% of them. There was one thing that was apparent, though, Clement had some power. He homered once every 20.6 at-bats. Clement was 26 years old in 2010 and essentially had a wasted year last season when he missed almost the entire season with injuries, and when he did get healthy, he didn’t play very well down in the minors. So it’s now 2012 and Jeff Clement is 28 years old in AAA. The thing is, though, he’s absolutely mashing the ball, and if you’ve watched your fair share of Pirates games, you understand that players who can hit the ball are players this team nee...
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