DUSTIN ACKLEY RUMORS

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...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners offense off to streaky start

Mariner Runs Come Feast or Famine The Seattle Mariners are off to a reasonably good start at 7-6.  I use the term “reasonably good” because while I’m sure you’d like to see them at 13-0 I think you have to consider this a team that has been above the .500 level since 2009 when they won 85 games. Major League Baseball is not like the NFL.  MLB teams can’t turn around a...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Are Justin Smoak And Dustin Ackley For Real? ☆

Hope continues to spring eternal.  After the opening week of the 2014 MLB Season, the Seattle Mariners’ record is 4-2, as they stand atop the American League West.  Their 34 runs scored are fourth in the American League, eighth overall.  The +16 run differential is the second best in the majors, trailing only the surprising Miami Marlins.  And, the team’s slugging percentage...
Via Oregon Sports News
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Bats starting to shine in regular season

Dustin Ackley and Justin Smoak answering the call If you follow me at all, you know that I’ve been on the case of Dustin Ackley and Justin Smoak for some time now.  I called for Seattle Mariners general manager Jack Zdriencik to trade Ackley last year, and while I haven’t been ready to embrace letting Smoak go, I did say this spring that this season is both of their last chances...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Break on Through to the Other Side Dustin Ackley

Dustin Ackley was the 2nd overall pick in the 2009 Amateur Draft and debuted with the Mariners in 2011, on June 17th. Before his callup, with Tacoma, in the Pacific Coast League, Ackley slashed .303/.421/.487 and continued on at the highest level to the tune of .273/.348/.417. Respectable numbers, especially from the two-bag and Dustin Ackley was on the fantasy radar and a trendy...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Ackley at the crossroads of career

It is too early to call Seattle Mariners Dustin Ackley a bust. It is too early to declare that the Mariners made a mistake when drafting him 2nd overall in the 2009 draft. It is too early for the M’s front office to conclude that the 26-year-old doesn’t fit into the club’s long term plans, but the clock is ticking. With a little under two service years in the big leagues...
Via Players View
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Restored confidence has Seattle hopeful in Ackley

When Dustin Ackley came out of college as the No. 2 pick in the 2009 amateur draft, the one thing the Seattle Mariners were certain about was the kid could hit. His position on the field, though, was always in question - was he a second baseman, an outfielder? - but no one doubted the purity of Ackley's swing. Early in his career, the results followed. And then Ackley started...
Via AP on Fox
February 23, 2014  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
March 14, 2013  |  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...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
June 26, 2012  |  Discuss
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