|Justin Smoak feeds my frustration by striking out-again. Aghhh.|
|Bo Jackson was an all-star bat breaker. I'll he could hit a home run out of Safeco Field.|
Yes there are some exceptions here. Saunders is maturing into the toolsy, athletic player I hoped he would, displaying good defense, some power and speed. If there is a pleasant surprise on the team it is Saunders. Seager has shown glimpses of offensive talent, but as the season has gone on, needs to make adjustments as pitchers are learning how to pitch to him. Wells was sent to Tacoma for three weeks and returned an improved hitter. Another athletic outfielder, he brought better right-handed hitting and stronger defense to the outfield. John Jaso, picked up in the off-season, is the team's most clutch player, occasionally starting at catcher and DH, but providing some dramatic moments off the bench in late pinch hitting assignments.
|Carlos Zambrano hasn't pitched all that well for a while, but damn he can really bust the lumber.|
|Former Mariner Milton Bradley was well known for his level of frustration. Here he wears a Padre uniform at Safeco Field with his bat in two tidy pieces.|
|Big Papi also has a big temper and has no trouble turning his stick into kindling.|
|Even the dead can get in on the act as the late Ken Caminiti does his impression of a shredder/chipper.|