Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 3/15/13
Scratchin My Hat I was originally going to title this article, “5 players who are surprising me in Mariners spring training.” The more I thought about it, though, the less surprised I was and the more annoyed I was getting. Most of this annoyance is directed toward the Seattle Mariners‘ veteran AAA outfielder, Carlos Peguero.  It isn’t that I don’t like Peguero; in fact, that is part of the problem. I don’t think that I am alone in this. It seems that the radio announcers get all excited about Carlos Peguero every time he comes up to bat.  So either he is a likable, strong kid with a lot of potential, or Rick Rizz simply has some sort of man crush on the guy—that thought is bringing up way too many mental pictures that I am not comfortable with. Moving on. The truth of the matter is that Peguero is surprising me, not because of how strong or likable he is.  I know that he has a great swing and a lot of power.  I would expect him to hit the ball into the stratosphere, so that’s not a...
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