Found March 29, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
Here were the bright spots for the 2011 Mariners: Felix Hernandez, and Dustin Ackley. That’s pretty much it. Ichiro, the face of the franchise, had a disappointing season, his worst in America. The rest of the pitching staff struggled, and #2 starter Doug Fister was dealt to the Tigers in July. In 2012, the Mariners have improved in places (most notably, with a full season of Ackley, a healthy Justin Smoak, and a new DH in top prospect Jesus Montero), but likely won’t contend for a division title this year. Mariners on TOC End of Season Postmortem Top Ten Prospects You May Say I’m a Dreamer Depth Chart (as of 3/29) C: Miguel Olivo 1B: Justin Smoak 2B: Dustin Ackley SS: Brendan Ryan 3B: Kyle Seager LF: Chone Figgins CF: Michael Saunders RF: Ichiro Suzuki DH: Jesus Montero SP: Felix Hernandez SP: Jason Vargas SP: Blake Beavan SP: Hector Noesi SP: Kevin Millwood CL: Brandon League New Faces Montero is  the team’s biggest acquisition, coming over from the Yankees in exchange for st...
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