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Seattle Mariners: Five Keys to Competing in the Wide Open AL West
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At times during the early part of the season, the Seattle Mariners have appeared headed to the all-too-common spot in the cellar of the AL West. However, in the division's wide-open 2011 race, anything can happen.

Sending the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner out there every fifth day helps, but Felix Hernandez can't do it all by himself. Similarly, Ichiro can set the table, but he needs help coming home.

For the Mariners to compete they'll need help from the current supporting cast and possibly an addition at the trading deadline.

Here's a look at what the Mariners must do to stay in the AL West race.

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