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Watch Justin Smoak hit homers from both sides of the plate

Hey, have a day, Justin Smoak.The Toronto Blue Jays first baseman put on a show Wednesday, launching two home runs, one from each side of the plate, in an 11-2 win over the Boston Red Sox:His second home run, from the right side of the plate, was absolutely launched, causing his teammates to stand up and marvel at the blast.On the season, Smoak is hitting .261 with seven homers in 115 at-bats.
Via Fox Sports
July 01, 2015  |  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

Mariners Rumors: Justin Smoak likely to be nontendered

The Seattle Mariners head into the 2014 off season after compiling a record of 87-75, third in the American League West. The Mariners were lead by an excellent pitching staff that was second in the Major Leagues in ERA. The offense was a mediocre 18th in the league in runs scored and need a boost for next season. With many questions to be answered with the roster, it appears outfielder...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Update: Justin Smoak, James Paxton

The Seattle Mariners look to bounce back on Saturday following a 7-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Friday, which snapped a four-game winning streak. The loss cropped the Mariners to 47-39, six game behind the Oakland A's in the American League West. There is some mixed news on the injury front, as James Paxton is ready for a simulated game, but questions remain whether or not...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 05, 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 AP on Fox
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

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