The 2012 Seattle Mariners will be opening up their season in a very unusual fashion. Instead of traveling to Oakland for their annual Opening Day trip, they will head overseas to Tokyo, Japan to begin the season on April 6.
With pitchers and catchers reporting in a little less than a month, the season will be here before we know it.
The 2012 Mariners will feature a lot of developing young talent as well as the usual veterans like Ichiro Suzuki and Felix Hernandez.
Even if the Mariners aren't competing for the World Series in November, this still will be a fun team to watch all year.
Here's how the lineup card will likely look come Opening Day:
*Potential free-agent signings will not be listed (e.g., Prince Fielder).