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When I’m not fielding complaints that I’m an Ichiro! fanboy (I am) I sometimes take time out to address complaints that I’m unreasonably attached to Adam Jones, just because I was a huge booster through his minor league career and all and didn’t start hating him when he got traded. Or something.
Anyway, yeah, so Adam Jones is hitting .250/.295/.357. That sure does suck.
That’s a better on-base percentage than four players in the M’s starting lineup tonight.
It’s a better slugging percentage than three (including two of those).
It’s a better OPS than our team’s catchers and our designated hitter.
It is only 13 points under the M’s team OBP and 28 points under the M’s team SLG.
And unlike the M’s, Jones plays defense.
So for those who would say that Jones sucks, I say that then the M’s must really suck, and maybe we ought to focus on fixing that rather than chuck stones at a prospect who used to play for the organization.