Chone Figgins http://kplu.org en Ichiro lineup move necessary...but Chone Figgins leading off? http://kplu.org/post/ichiro-lineup-move-necessarybut-chone-figgins-leading <p>KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel called for it last season. And now the Mariners have made it official. They announced this week that long-time leadoff hitter Ichiro Suzuki has been moved to No. 3 in the lineup.</p><p>But the player the Mariners chose to replace Ichiro in the top spot has left a lot of fans scratching their heads. Fri, 24 Feb 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 4232 at http://kplu.org Ichiro lineup move necessary...but Chone Figgins leading off? Why the Mariners need to bench Chone Figgins http://kplu.org/post/why-mariners-need-bench-chone-figgins <p>He&#39;s not hitting or fielding well. His manager is losing patience. Fans are booing him. Yet, there&#39;s not much the Mariners can do about third baseman Chone Figgins. KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says the best thing to do is bench him. Fri, 24 Jun 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 1936 at http://kplu.org Why the Mariners need to bench Chone Figgins