Today the Mariners announced the signing of Dustin Ackley, our 1st pick (2nd overall) this year.
Ackley signed a 5 year Major League contract and will be headed here to the Emerald City next season bleeding navy and green. Financial information was not disclosed due to club policy.
Post surgery on his right elbow, Ackley has primarily been playing first base at the University of North Carolina. Apparently he has experience playing OF also.
I realize that most players that are drafted do not play their first year but assuming Ackley does, I wonder which position he’d be taking.
I’m going to go ahead and say LF, partially because we’ve been alternating our newbies to play that position but mostly because I can’t see him replacing Russell Branyan. I adore him too much.
I know, I know. If only he would stop striking out so much.
Either way, WELCOME TO THE CLUB DUSTIN!
On a personal note, the reason of my inactivity is due to the fact that I am indeed still on vacation and have little to no access to the internet where I’m staying. Oh Grandpa…maybe I should start teaching you how to use the computer.