The Mariners are set to sign Kenji Johjima to a three-year extension, FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal reports.
Well, then they might as well call up Jeff Clement and make him their DH right now. He won't have a future at catcher in the organization with Johjima locked up through 2011. This could prove to be the biggest blunder yet from Bill Bavasi, which is really saying something. Johjima has been just terrible at the plate, and has looked at least as bad as the numbers (.200/.268/.246) suggest. Signing him through his age-35 season has the potential for disaster.
Johjima has been terrible this season. could a possible reason may have been because he was pressing too hard due to that this was the final year of his contract? and now maybe with not having to worry he can finally start hitting?
his BABIP right now is .219 ..down from .291 last season and .292 in 2006.
hes walking more than last year (08-8.5% / 07-3.0%)
hes striking out less than last year (08-6.2% / 07-8.5%)
should Johjima be expected to improve?