Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 7/15/13
Timberrrr No everyone, your eyes are not deceiving you. The legend himself, Justin Smoak, has finally arrived. Technically he arrived to the Seattle Mariners in 2010. But anyone who lives near the state of Washington is likely aware of how he has done since joining the organization. Justin Smoak has shown glimpses of the highly touted prospect he was supposed to be, but never kept it going. One would say he lacks consistency, but he was actually very consistently terrible. However, I truly believe the young man has come into his own since returning from the disabled list. And the numbers show it. Deja Vu This isn’t the first time Smoak has hit a streak. Last season, Smokey was sent down to AAA Tacoma in late July following another length of porous performances. Before the option, he was hitting .189 with an OBP of .253 and .320 slugging. He was recalled in mid-August, but still found his struggles at the plate — he hit .196 with .288 OBP and .294 SLG for the month. Trade talks arose,
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