Found August 20, 2012 on SeaTown Sports:
                                                                     Photo Credit: Otto Gruele, Jr./Getty ImagesEditor's Note: This is the first installment in a new series that runs every Monday regarding the Seattle Mariners.As of yesterday, the Mariners ranked 26th in runs, 29th in batting average, and dead last in OBP and slugging percentage. But the rise of catcher John Jaso has been a bright spot for the offense. Jaso was acquired last winter from the Rays for reliever Josh Lueke, who after posting a 6.06 ERA in 32.2 innings for the M’s last year, clearly didn’t seem to be in future plans for the club. So when he got traded for a catcher with a career average of .257, no one thought much of it. Now, Jaso is batting .289 with 59 hits and an astonishing 37 walks in just 204 at bats. Jaso has somehow found his way into the Mariners’ long term plans it seems, with his name often tossed around with Mike Zunino and Jesus Montero as future catchers. But while be
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