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Lookout Landing Apr 20, 2015

Bygones and Austin Jackson

Enmity hurts the hater more than the hated. Let us be very clear about two things: Austin Jackson should not suck. He has prospect pedigree. He has been a very productive player in the major leagues. He slugged .479 in 2012 at 25 years old. He is 28 and in his last year before free agency. He has every incentive professionally and personally to excel and secure himself a financial windfall that could last his family generations. Secondly, Austin Jackson has sucked as a Mariner. SO much. You can argue, not totally irrationally, that his performance after his acquisition was THE reason the...
Tacoma News-Tribune Apr 14, 2015

Mariners notebook: Taijuan Walker, Austin Jackson embrace Jackie Robinson Day

Felix Hernandez is still slotted to start Saturday if no problems arise Wednesday in bullpen workout.

Mariners notebook: Walker, Jackson embrace Jackie Robinson Day

LOS ANGELES — Mariners right-hander Taijuan Walker is keenly appreciative of the opportunity to start Wednesday against the Los Angeles Dodgers when baseball again recognizes Jackie Robinson’s contributions. “The fact that I get to pitch on Jackie Robinson Day,” Walker said, “and I get to wear 42 on my back is something I’ve wanted to do for a really long time — since I started playing baseball. So, it’s definitely a great honor.” Center fielder Austin Jackson views the annual observance of Robinson’s achievement as a moment that “means something to everybody”...

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