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What we think about, when we think about Dustin Ackley

One of these days, Dustin Ackley - the 1B-OF who came over in Cashman's trade deadline deal-making ibogaine-delirium, and who was supposed to replace Garrett Jones, "the glove of stones," but who suddenly reported back problems, which the honest-as-the-day-is-long Seattle Mariners brain trust knew ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about, when they dealt his ass like a basket of peach pits - is...
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Three potential breakout players

1. Dustin Ackley, LF Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley Ackley, the former number two overall pick, has been one of the most up-and-down players in the MLB. Some weeks he looks like the next superstar, and other weeks he slumps mightily. This inconsistency has led to many questions about his future. Ackley shined as a rookie in 2011, posting a .273 batting average. He hasn’t quite...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners’ offense struggles again

The Seattle Mariners got off to a sizzling start, owning first place in the A.L. West after a win over Oakland last Friday.  But, what a difference a week makes.  Seattle fell to under .500 for the first time this season after dropping three out of four games to the Texas Rangers.  With all the questions about starting pitching and the murderous early season schedule, this is about...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Time to buy or sell? Decision time for big Jack

What? Trade Ackley? To sell, or not to sell, that is the question upon Jack Z’s desk. In the interest of self preservation I’ll grant you that Mariners GM, Jack Zduriencik, may not sell off any of his soon to be free agents or failed younger players. It’s entirely possible he’ll push through and try to scrape a .500 season out of this club to save his own and Manager Eric Wedge’s...
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July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Deals by the deadline?

For 2013, the Seattle Mariners find themselves almost to the midway point.  The key in the offseason was to address the offense, which they did and has paid dividends.  The Mariners have gotten nice offensive boosts from Michael Morse, Raul Ibanez, and Kendrys Morales.  However, record wise, the Mariners are a little below what they probably hoped for at the beginning of the season...
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June 23, 2013  |  3 Comments

Five reasons the Mariners Dustin Ackley takes the next step in 2013

It is Ackley’s Breakout Time! The 2009 number 2 overall pick has been fine, but the Mariners need more than that in 2013. In the land of the rising sun, where the 2012 season began for the Seattle Mariners a year ago, 2B Dustin Ackley kicked off his sophomore season with a bang. In the 4th inning, Ackley took A’s pitcher Brandon McCarthy to dead center for his first home run of the...
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March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Dustin Ackley Might Finally be Adjusting

Dustin Ackley has a strikeout problem. It’s not a problem new to him at this level. Last season in the American League, average hitters struck out on 18% of his trips to the plate. Dustin Ackley did so in 21%. However, it was new to him overall. In the minors, Ackley was terrific at avoiding strikeouts. With Tacoma in 2011, Ackley struck out on 12% of his PAs whilst the average PCL...
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August 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Offensive struggles cause for concern for Mariners Ackley?

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Britton Ransford tells us the season long sophomore slump that Dustin Ackley has been going through in 2012. With Ackley tearing the cover off the ball in every level prior to the big leagues, this is cause for concern for the Mariners. Ackley has a new found fondness of striking out that never has plagued him before in his career, and his...
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June 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners off to a fast start

The Seattle Mariners got the season off to a sluggish start hampered by their old friend, lack of offense, in splitting the first two games of the season against Oakland in Tokyo.  However, between that slow start of the season and this weekend, the Mariners’ bats have come alive.  The offense led the way twice to lead the Mariners to a weekend sweep of the A’s.  Seattle won Friday...
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April 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Hey Jack Z? Who’s on first? Ackley’s on second. I don’t know is on third

Act Like Clowns? If you are like me, you struggle with making small talk in awkward social situations.  So I have compiled a small list that I call my cheat sheet to get me through some of these difficult moments. Instead of asking someone what they do for work and have to sit and listen to them tell me about them drone on and on about a job that I don’t understand or care about...
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February 07, 2012  |  Discuss

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