Saturday, March 03, 2012

Ichiro to Bounce Back in 2012?

Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame-bound
outfielder Ichiro Suzuki looks to bounce
back in 2012 after a sub par 2011.

We here at Eye On Sports (okay, it’s just me) have long been an Ichiro Suzuki fan, which is why I’m so upset about the sub par season he just unfurled – and the fact that he may never get away from the perennially losing Seattle Mariners before it totally drains him of all his former exuberance.

After 10 consecutive seasons of batting at least .300 and collecting at least 200 hits, Ichiro struggled far beyond anyone’s comprehension in 2011 in batting just .272 with 184 total hits.

While the Hall of Fame-bound superstar is still very durable, having played in 161 games a year ago, there are now question marks surrounding the game’s most consistent hitter for the first time since he first made his big league debut back in 2001.

Now 38-years-old, the face of the Mariners franchise is undoubtedly in the midst of the first real test of his big league a career.

Will Ichiro bounce back to hit .300? Will he collect at least 200 hits in doing so?

Get your vote on and leave your thoughts in the comments section!

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