Posted March 28, 2012 on mlb.scout.com
Can Dustin Ackley capitalize on a strong rookie season and come back ready for more this year? What can Mariners fans expect from Montero? It's all right here in this preview of the 2012 Mariners. Find out what National Baseball Expert Frankie Piliere is expecting from Seattle in this video.
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