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Ichiro Suzuki, Joe Mauer, Vernon Wells, Scott Rolen and A.J. Burnett have had very good careers, but each enters camp needing to show they're not done yet, writes Cliff Corcoran.
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Let's just be politically correct and say the Vernon Wells' first year as an Angel didn't exactly go as planned. The combination of miserable performance and his terrible contract have turned Vernon into persona non grata with Angels fans, but can an off-season if clearing his head and changing his swing get him back in their good graces?
2011 Stats: 505 AB, .218...
Seth Kaplan from FOX 9 posed an interesting question on Twitter yesterday. I know, I was surprised too. FOX 9? Was it something about loving stealing money from poor people? BIAS. Whatever. Anyway. He asked the following question:
Forgetting contracts, if you could only keep one of these players in Minnesota for their career who would it be? Love, Mauer or Peterson.
For the last 11 seasons, Ichiro Suzuki at the top of the order has been the one constant in Seattle. Ichiro isn’t leaving Seattle, but as Eric Wedge announced today, he won’t be leading off for the Mariners any more:
#Mariners manager Eric Wedge just announced that Ichiro will hit 3rd in the lineup this season.
— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) February 21, 2012
For most of his...
Also, Joe Mauer is looking good at Twins spring training and more on the Vikings stadium.
Seattle manager Eric Wedge says he will begin the season having Chone Figgins bat leadoff and hit Ichiro Suzuki third in the Mariners batting order. Wedge made the announcement on Tuesday. It will be the first time in his career that Suzuki will not bat leadoff on a regular basis, having hit somewhere else in the batting order only a few times in his decade-long career with the Mariners.
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Spring training is in full swing for the Seattle Mariners, and it hasn’t been without news. The biggest item of interest — so far — came Tuesday, when M’s manager Eric Wedge confirmed that Ichiro Suzuki will no longer bat in the leadoff spot, where he’s been for 11 years. Instead, Ichiro will hit third [...]
Last summer, a home plate collision between Scott Cousins and Buster Posey ended Posey’s season and touched off a discussion about catching technique and team culture. Shortly after Posey’s injury, Oakland general manager Billy Beane ordered his catcher, Kurt Suzuki, not to block the plate:
I don’t want you planting yourself in front of the plate waiting to get creamed. You’re...
After practicing on the diamonds, the Twins hit the links to participate in the 14th annual Lee Regional Cancer Tournament. Joe Mauer shows us his sweet swing and Drew Butera shows off his daring fashion sense.
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) -- Seattle manager Eric Wedge says he will begin the season having Chone Figgins bat leadoff and hit Ichiro Suzuki third in the Mariners batting order.
Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge announced Tuesday he will move Ichiro Suzuki from his traditional leadoff spot to No. 3 in the batting order.