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JUSTIN SMOAK RUMORS & GOSSIP

Blue Jays’ Smoak strikes out in search of better swing: DiManno

Jays working hard to fix first baseman Justin Smoak after strikeout-prone season and now no Edwin Encarnacion.
Via Toronto Star
10 days ago

Look Here For Your Justin Smoak Optimism

I’ll admit from the top that this is just an experiment. But anyway, I won’t waste your time. Justin Smoak is 30 years old. He’s coming off a 90 wRC+ and a WAR of -0.1. He already has seven seasons of big-league experience, and in precisely zero of those has he measured in at even one win above replacement. Relative to what he was as a prospect, he’s been extremely disappointing...
Via Fangraphs
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Jays’ Justin Smoak hits game-tying HR in 9th, walk-off HR in 10th

These are the games you can only dream of having as a kid, but Justin Smoak had one at the highest level. The Toronto Blue Jays’ first baseman went off late in his team’s game against the Texas Rangers. With his team down 1-0, Smoak stepped to the plate in the bottom of the 9th, and tied the game with a solo shot: In the 10th, Smoak went yard again, this time to give the Blue...
Via The Comeback
May 04, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Smoak gets Gatorade shower after hitting walk-off homer

Justin Smoak smoked a game tying homer in the ninth and then a walk-off dinger in extras to give the Toronto Blue Jays a timely win, and his teammates thanked him by giving him a Gatorade shower.
Via SportsNetCanada
May 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Justin Smoak Turning Into A Valuable Piece

Justin Smoak celebrating a home run against the Miami Marlins When the Toronto Blue Jays claimed Justin Smoak off of waivers, proceeded to non-tender him, and then re-sign him to a 1 year deal worth $1 million bucks, it was a deal that obviously went very under the radar. Rightfully so as well. Smoak has never been worth higher than 0.6 wins in 6 MLB seasons. There was also a...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Sign Justin Smoak To 1-Year Deal

Less than one day after the Toronto Blue Jays non-tendered Justin Smoak and others, they signed Smoak to a 1-year $1 million contract. The 27-year-old played with the Seattle Mariners from 2010-2014 but was claimed off waivers by the Blue Jays. The club has confirmed the signing on their official Twitter page: The @BlueJays have signed 1B JUSTIN SMOAK to a one year contract worth...
Via Baseball Essential
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays Claim Justin Smoak Off Waivers

The Seattle Mariners have announced that first baseman Justin Smoak has been claimed off of waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays, ending his disappointing stint with the Mariners. Smoak, 27, at one time was considered the best hitting prospect in the game and the centerpiece in the 2010 trade that sent Cliff Lee from Seattle to the Texas Rangers. Ever since that trade, it has been a...
Via Baseball Essential
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Smoak's incredible 9th-inning snag saves game for Mariners (VIDEO)

Infield catches don't come any better — or timelier — than Justin Smoak's incredible diving 9th-inning play Friday night.The Mariners first baseman — playing well off the bag with the bases loaded — goes airborne to snag Adian Beltre's screaming liner and then step on first base to turn a unassisted, game-ending double play and save a 6-5 lead against the Rangers.I guess...
Via The Other Paper
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Bats starting to shine in regular season

Dustin Ackley and Justin Smoak answering the call If you follow me at all, you know that I’ve been on the case of Dustin Ackley and Justin Smoak for some time now.  I called for Seattle Mariners general manager Jack Zdriencik to trade Ackley last year, and while I haven’t been ready to embrace letting Smoak go, I did say this spring that this season is both of their last chances...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Smoak, Mariners reach deal guaranteeing $2,787,500

Justin Smoak and the Seattle Mariners have avoided arbitration by agreeing on a contract that guarantees the first baseman $2,787,500 and could be worth up to $8,287,500 over two years. Smoak will earn $2,637,500 this season under Saturday's agreement, and Seattle has a $3.65 million option for 2015 with a $150,000 buyout. The deal contains several bonuses and escalators. He was...
Via Associated Press
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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