And the Seattle Mariners breakout performer for 2012 is?

Mike Carp

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell tells us he don’t think he can go out and say that Mike Carp will break the all time hit streak record, but he’ll have a great year. Some more fearless projections include Justin Smoak, Dustin Ackley, Jesus Montero, and Ichiro Suzuki. Of course Felix Hernandez will be on top again too.

Five Irrational thoughts & predictions for the 2012 Seattle Mariners

Mike Carp Seattle Mariners

NWSB Seattle Mariners insider Danny Ferguson thinks the Mariners will win the 2012 World Series. Stay tuned for this and more 2012 major league baseball irrational analysis and predictions for the Seattle Mariners baseball team. Danny Hultzen will win the AL rookie of the year award. Mike Carp will break Joe Dimaggio’s 56 game hitting streak.

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

An All-Star or not?

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.