Take a second and think about your job. Pretend that you are comfortable in your spot, have been with your company for a long time, and you are just about ready to get a promotion. Pretend that your company decides to trade you for someone because this new person will help your company better in the future.
This scenario happened to Mariners center fielder Austin Jackson in 2014...
1. Austin Jackson
Jackson was acquired at the trade deadline in the three-team deal that sent David Price from the Tampa Bay Rays to the Detroit Tigers. Jackson is one of the top defensive outfielders in all of baseball, but his above average hitting sometimes gets overlooked. He struggled mightily at times after arriving in Seattle last July. Look for Jackson to bounce back and...
Among the many significant trades that went down at last July’s trading deadline, the three-way deal among the Tigers, Rays and Mariners that centered around David Price was particularly unique. The Tigers and Rays’ respective goals were pretty clear; the Tigers wanted Price to bolster their rotation for what they hoped would be a World […]
Previewing the upcoming 2015 regular season, we take a look at the first six games for the Seattle Mariners.
Opening Day for the M’s is April 6 against the Los Angeles Angels, 4:10 PM. Here’s a preview of the Mariners projected lineup, barring any injuries or other circumstances:
1. CF Austin Jackson
2. 3B Kyle Seager
3. 2B Robinson Cano
4. DH Nelson Cruz
5. LF/RF Seth Smith...
Your browser does not support iframes.Detroit Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson was pulled from center field in the middle of the seventh inning during Thursday's game against Chicago when it became official that he had been traded, and the home crowd at Comerica Park said goodbye with standing ovation.The moment came with a 2-2 count to White Sox batter Gordon Beckham with one...
Detroit Tigers outfielder Austin Jackson was yanked in the top of the 7th inning after being traded to the Seattle Mariners in the blockbuster three team deal that brought David Price to Detroit. Watch as Tiger manager Brad Ausmus calls time during the middle of at-bat to replace Jackson with Rajai Davis. The Tigers crowd quickly picked up on the substitution and gave the centerfielder...
Now you can't judge a suit by its cover, either.
Tigers right fielder Austin Jackson proved that Thursday at Comerica Park, where he loudly showed off the unique lining of his suit coat before an afternoon game at Comerica Park.
Teammate J.D. Martinez captured the moment on video and posted it on Instagram.
Hopefully for the Tigers, Jackson's bat can live up to all that suit-coat bravado.
Austin Jackson has gone from setting tables to cleaning tables.
The Detroit Tigers' center fielder batted leadoff the first four years of his career, but is hitting either fifth or sixth this season.
It's a change that came after he hit eighth in the last three games of the 2013 ALCS to shake an awful slump. That move was born out of desperation, but it was the beginning of Jackson...
LAKELAND, Fla. -- Detroit Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson is wearing out pitchers consistently, and batting .483 halfway through the Grapefruit League season.
He's never looked more balanced at the plate in four previous seasons, and credits that with his effectiveness.
"When you don't have that balance," Jackson said, "you rush to the hitting position. I'm just trying to keep...
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Last week, I looked at three x-factors for the 2014 Detroit Tigers. Now, it’s time to examine the likely 25-man roster and determine three players that have the biggest potential to flop in 2014. As in the last article I’ll nominate one player from each position group (offense, starting pitching, and bullpen).
Caveat: by no means am I saying that these three players will all...