This isn't the first time that question has come up. Adam Jones has been one of the most productive hitters in the major leagues during the first 28 games of the season, but he has not looked very much like a Gold Glove outfielder. He came up short on a soft liner to center field in the first inning of Wednesday night's game at Safeco Field and helped Chen turn a very quick inning into a real struggle. Then he had another long fly ball glance off his glove to open the door for the Mariners again in the second inning. He just doesn't look like himself out there.
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Peter Schmuck has been covering baseball for decades. He is now a general sports columnist, but has been a beat writer covering three major league teams (the Dodgers, Angels and Orioles) and also spent a decade as the Sun's national baseball writer.