Is there still room for Ackley in Seattle?
December, 12, 2013
By Joe Kaiser | ESPN.com
If the reports are true that Seattle intends to use newly signed veteran Corey Hart in left field next season, then Dustin Ackley could enter 2014 as the Mariners' Opening Day center fielder.
But after consecutive seasons in which his WAR has gone down -- it was 1.1 in 2013 -- this could very well be Ackley's last chance to prove himself in a Mariners uniform. That is, if he's still on the team come spring training, which in itself isn't a foregone conclusion.