NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell tells us the breaking news out of Seattle Mariners spring training today in Peoria. Manager Eric Wedge announced Chone Figgins to lead off in 2012. Ichiro Suzuki will now bat third in the lineup. We have all seen the magnificence of Ichiro’s long ball in batting practice. For first time in his career, he will have a chance to showcase that power in live ball games.
NWSB insider Brandon Choate breaks out his crystal ball again today. He is predicting the 2012 Seattle Mariners lineup. With young players like Dustin Ackley, Justin Smoke and Mike Carp in the lineup, it gets even more dangerous with the addition of Jesus Montero and a healthy Franklin Gutierrez.