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Kyle Seager showed up to Mariners camp slimmer and healthier. Will that lead to a bounce-back year? | The Seattle Times

He’s in the best shape of his life.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 20, 2019 at 06:36 AM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: kyle seager, mariners

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   1. bookbook Posted: February 20, 2019 at 09:45 AM (#5816743)
“Best shape of his life.” When left side infielders in their early thirties lose a bit of bat speed, the end can come too fast.
   2. Howie Menckel Posted: February 20, 2019 at 09:52 AM (#5816746)
dammit. 7 minutes too late
   3. Nasty Nate Posted: February 20, 2019 at 10:34 AM (#5816759)
I'm more optimistic than most about him. He's been a good player and then had one bad season, so I side more with the projections.
   4. aberg Posted: February 20, 2019 at 01:51 PM (#5816842)
It's kind of hard to get a read on him as to whether last year was just bad luck and bad health or whether he has become a different player due to age. His Ks were up and BBs were down, which both hurt his overall production. He also had way fewer hard hit balls than he has in the past. I have seen a lot of blame put on shifts, but if you stop hitting the ball hard, it doesn't matter much whether the defense shifts. All of his decreases seem to relate to timing and pitch selection. That could come from bad health, or it could come from become a little slower. I guess we will have to wait to see which it is.
   5. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: February 20, 2019 at 02:29 PM (#5816872)
Wait, how did Kyle Seager get into his thirties? My kids are only ... oh, wait ... in their 30s.
   6. Walt Davis Posted: February 20, 2019 at 04:04 PM (#5816910)
Nobody would be surprised to learn that the league leader in hard hit ball rate (as
   7. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: February 20, 2019 at 11:48 PM (#5816993)
[6] Did you leave an unfinished post?
   8. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: February 21, 2019 at 02:37 AM (#5816998)
Nobody would be surprised to learn that the league leader in hard hit ball rate (as


This is kind of a fun mystery. My top guess is Stanton, followed closely by Judge.
   9. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: February 21, 2019 at 07:32 AM (#5817010)
Shortest. Walt Davis post. Ever.
   10. DanG Posted: February 21, 2019 at 08:48 AM (#5817015)
Walt must be posting from the Castle of Aaaaarrrgh.
   11. Nasty Nate Posted: February 21, 2019 at 09:55 AM (#5817029)
I thought maybe (as was some fancy new emoticon

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