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Spring training is about 2/3 finished, and the World Baseball Classic just ended, so now seems a good time to check in on our favorite

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How 'Bout Those Mariners?

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Spring training is about 2/3 finished, and the World Baseball Classic just ended, so now seems a good time to check in on our favorite cellar diamond-dwellers.

First, Ichiro came through with a vintage, clutch performance (if you believe in such things), going 4-6 and leading Japan to its second consecutive WBC victory:

After Korea tied the game with a two-out hit in the bottom of the ninth, Ichiro Suzuki stepped to the plate in the 10th and became Japan's star. He waged an eight-pitch battle against Chang Yong Lim before stroking a two-out, two-run single - his fourth hit of the night - that brought home the decisive runs.

Meanwhile, AASPROALNPFP (American Association of Should-Be-Retired-Or-At-Least-Not-Playing-in-the-Field Persons) chair Ken Griffey Jr. hit his first home run of spring training on Friday. Says Seth Kolloen, "It came on a hanging slider...I'll be more excited when he turns on a fastball." Meanwhile, Griffey looked "plodding" in left field.

After getting held up by a soggy passport, Vladimir Belentien shows he can take a pitch.

Here's a look at the likely opening day pitching staff. SW profile subject Brandon Morrow will start the season on the DL.

Finally, Carlos Silva presents us with this perplexity: If there's less of him, but he still sucks, will he suck less than he did when there was more?

 
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