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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Justin Smoak demoted to AAA Tacoma

A little old, but I think this freefall is unfortunately worth noting.

A day of change continued for the Mariners late Monday night when first baseman Justin Smoak was optioned to Class AAA Tacoma after his team’s latest defeat…

The Mariners will promote Mike Carp from Tacoma on Tuesday. Carp will likely get the bulk of time at first base, though the team has worked out John Jaso and Jesus Montero there as well..

Smoak’s average has plummeted to .189 with an on-base-plus-slugging percentage of .573. He has 13 homers, but just six doubles.

The District Attorney Posted: July 25, 2012 at 08:00 PM | 15 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: justin smoak, mariners, minor leagues, transactions

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   1. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: July 26, 2012 at 06:01 AM (#4192467)
Well, people say the Cliff Lee deal was a bad one for Seattle but I mean, Smoak is still second in the AL in putouts, so you know, can't argue with that.
   2. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: July 26, 2012 at 07:02 AM (#4192470)
But they could have had Jesus Montero *and* Michael Pineda!
   3. TVerik, who wonders what the hell is "Ansky" Posted: July 26, 2012 at 09:10 AM (#4192517)
It's like they said "The Angels have a "Mike" with a fish last name, and he's great. So let's see what ours can do!"
   4. JJ1986 Posted: July 26, 2012 at 09:19 AM (#4192520)
It's like they said "The Angels have a "Mike" with a fish last name, and he's great. So let's see what ours can do!"


Carp's not actually being promoted, he's returning from the DL.
   5. just plain joe Posted: July 26, 2012 at 09:24 AM (#4192523)
Carp's not actually being promoted, he's returning from the DL.


Every time I see Carp's name in print I mentally read it as "Crap". I guess that's just some kind of flaw in my makeup or something.
   6. PASTE does not get put on waivers in August Posted: July 26, 2012 at 09:28 AM (#4192525)
Smoak's hitting .213/.278/.391 on the road, so he's earned his demotion. But he's hitting .156/.200/.224 at home. Ye gods. Safeco's turned into the anti-Coors and then some.
   7. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: July 26, 2012 at 09:31 AM (#4192527)
I guess that's just some kind of flaw in my makeup or something.

Its a feature, not a bug.
   8. vortex of dissipation Posted: July 26, 2012 at 01:30 PM (#4192756)
When was the last time a team sent down to the minors its leader in home runs this late in the season?
   9. Dave Spiwak Posted: July 26, 2012 at 01:39 PM (#4192765)
Jack Cust?
   10. Walt Davis Posted: July 26, 2012 at 05:56 PM (#4192967)
But he's hitting .156/.200/.224 at home. Ye gods. Safeco's turned into the anti-Coors and then some.

The Mariners as a whole are hitting 193/272/281. The TEAM is below the Mendoza line and then some.

255/306/415 on the road.

EDIT: Opps are hitting 224/286/337 at Safeco.
   11. bfan Posted: July 26, 2012 at 06:08 PM (#4192973)
The Mariners as a whole are hitting 193/272/281. The TEAM is below the Mendoza line and then some.


Opps are hitting 224/286/337 at Safeco


That's not real baseball. when good hitters cannot hit the baseball, something has to be fixed. Whatever the anti-humidor is, put the baseball's in that. Or better yet, run more stands toward fair territory along 1B and 3B (extra revenue!), shrinking the foul territory, and bring the OF fences in. If the cold wet air is going to kill offense, balance must be brought back, somehow.
   12. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: July 26, 2012 at 08:23 PM (#4193112)
Time to lower the mound.
   13. Monty Posted: July 26, 2012 at 08:36 PM (#4193134)
Or better yet, run more stands toward fair territory along 1B and 3B (extra revenue!),


Just because there are seats does not mean there are people eager to spend money to sit in them. Being closer to the Mariners is not necessarily an incentive.
   14. ellsbury my heart at wounded knee Posted: July 26, 2012 at 08:40 PM (#4193140)
If the cold wet air is going to kill offense, balance must be brought back, somehow.


Get rid of the cold, wet air! Please!
   15. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: July 26, 2012 at 08:54 PM (#4193156)
The Mariners as a whole are hitting 193/272/281. The TEAM is below the Mendoza line and then some.
Opps are hitting 224/286/337 at Safeco


That's not real baseball. when good hitters cannot hit the baseball, something has to be fixed. Whatever the anti-humidor is, put the baseball's in that. Or better yet, run more stands toward fair territory along 1B and 3B (extra revenue!), shrinking the foul territory, and bring the OF fences in. If the cold wet air is going to kill offense, balance must be brought back, somehow.

Perhaps it just shows how great the Mariner pitching and defense have been.

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