Manager Eric Wedge has hinted all off-season that the Seattle Mariners might have a new leadoff hitter in 2012, and when asked directly today whether Chone Figgins might hit in that spot, he didn't say 'no.'
Nor did he say 'yes.'
“That situation will be resolved in the next few days,” Wedge said. “Then you can all write you butts off.”
If Figgins and Ichiro flip-flop in the lineup, with Ichiro batting second, be assured that many butts may be written off.