If not Ichiro than who? 2012 Mariners Lead off auditions.

Seager will be at 3rd base for a long time for the M's.

The Seattle Mariners are going to need a new lead off hitter soon, possibly in 2012. The guess of most experts in that Ichiro Suzuki will be leading off in Seattle on a consistent basis with a stand-in performance several times a month by a youngster under his mentoring. Maybe Kyle Seager, Dustin Ackley, or Chone Figgins.

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