11:50 PM EST, Fri December 06, 2013
Lookout Landing Nov 26, 2013
We breakdown one defensive play from Justin Smoak and attempt to derive meaning, skill level, and a forecast for the future. The statistics say that Justin Smoak is a a mediocre (or worse) defender at 1st base. Often stats fail to paint a complete picture on their own. That is why we are going to examine a defensive play from Justin Smoak and see what our eyes and hearts tell us. Unfortunately, yes, one single play is a small sample size and will not tell us everything we need to know, but we are only looking for glimpses and not definitive judgements. On 20 September, 2013, the...
Northwest Sports Beat Nov 25, 2013
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott takes a look at the team's roster and gives us five players who could be traded at winter meetings. Making the list is Dustin Ackley, Michael Saunders, Tom Wilhelmsen, Justin Smoak and Kyle Seager. The team has already been linked to Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran.
Lookout Landing Nov 16, 2013
Is Justin Smoak a viable left-handed platoon option at first base, or do the Mariners need to make an upgrade? Unless you haven't been paying any attention to this blog lately, you've probably noticed that we the writers are less than enthused with the idea of Justin Smoak returning to start at first base in 2014. In the Lookout Landing Offseason Plan, we flipped him for Brian Matusz. In the Royals Review GM Simulation, I dumped him for Cord Phelps. Believe me: I was dangling Smoak for that entire simulation, and that was the best offer I got. Cord Phelps. Justin Smoak, it seems, doesn't...