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Yankees trade for Ichiro

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jul 23, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

UPDATE: The Mariners have announced the deal. It’s exactly as Curry originally reported with Mitchell and Farquhar set to report to Triple-A.

I’m in a cab and cant post a link, but Jack Curry is reporting on twitter that the Yankees have traded for Ichiro Suzuki.

He reports that RHPs DJ Mitchell and Danny Farquhar are going to Seattle. Yankees also get cash.

 
 

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106 Responses to “Yankees trade for Ichiro”

  1. Jerkface July 23rd, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Pros: Ichiro will be the 1st or 2nd best fielder on the team depending on how much you value throwing. Offers base stealing and aggressive hitting.

    Cons: Seems kind of done offensively, no power.

    Bonus Pros: Is Japanese and a cool guy

    Bonus Cons: Fills up the OF which kind of precludes getting a deal done that helps the Yankees past this year.

  2. G. Love July 23rd, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Ichiro is something. It’s along the band-aid type deal I was expecting but a step above of a Austin Kearns move.

    Ichiro’s numbers are horrible right now, but you hope being a Yankee wakes him up.

    I like this move. It’s something rather than sitting back and saying, “if it ain’t broke”…

  3. Johnny. Rocket. July 23rd, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Who’s Danny Fahrquar?

    Someone please write a thousand-word essay on this guy. Now.

  4. G. Love July 23rd, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Is anyone else stunned Cashman still calls Jack Z for trades?

  5. Ys Guy July 23rd, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Wow!

    i think there’s a good chance for an ichiro revival playing for the yankees and having a real chance to win a WS.

  6. Jerkface July 23rd, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    G. Love I agree with the sentiment, and Ichiro is a guy I said before that could wake up when there are actual stakes he is playing for. He is a weird guy, with a strong competitive spirit, that definitely has another gear he can kick it into.

    Please hit .330 until the end of the playoffs, Ichiro.

    I just hope this isn’t the only move.

  7. kd July 23rd, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    ichiro has been on a losing team for a long time

    a chance to win a title and go out a champ might really light a fire in his belly

    let’s hope he gets hot and plays great d

    will he play left?

  8. G. Love July 23rd, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    This might make some of us feel a lot better, let’s pretend we traded Montero, Noesi, DJ Mitchell & Farquar for Ichiro, Pineda and Campos.

    And then pretend Ichiro was out for the first 1/2 of the season with an ingrown toenail and we’re just getting him back.

    We good, lol?

  9. RMS July 23rd, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    Ichiro’s numbers are horrible right now, but you hope being a Yankee wakes him up.

    ——————————————————————————————
    At least Yanks didn’t stand pat. He’s great on defense and may see better pitches in this line-up.

  10. blake July 23rd, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    I mentioned this a few days ago but I just have a feeling Ichiro might find a second wind playing in games that matter…..maybe not but for what they gave I think its worthwhile to see……I doubt they could have gotten Victorino that cheap.

  11. G. Love July 23rd, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Watch Ichiro become an all or nothing pull hitter on the Yankees going for the RF porch, lol.

  12. Johnny. Rocket. July 23rd, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    What’s Ichiro’s BA with RISP?

  13. DONNYBROOK July 23rd, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    My preference by Far was Upton. Yanks Still have a hole in RF when Swish is gone in 2013. This deal shows the importance of long term committed $$$, when deals are being considered.

  14. Against All Odds July 23rd, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    G. Love July 23rd, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Is anyone else stunned Cashman still calls Jack Z for trades?

    ———————–

    Probably still trying to get King Felix *rolls eyes*

  15. blake July 23rd, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Where do they hit Ichiro?

  16. raymagnetic July 23rd, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Trading for Ichiro is basically like trading for Kearns.

    Maybe he’ll wake up in NY. Doesn’t look too promising but hey, you never know.

  17. hardwired7 July 23rd, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Tonight’s game suddenly became a must-watch.

    What a surreal sight it’s going to be for M’s fans.

  18. UnKnown July 23rd, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    I love the move. Not afraid that they regret giving up on Mitchell.

    I would rather have had Victorino BUT he would’ve cost a lot more.

    MLB Network says Ichiro will be wearing #51. That I don’t like.

  19. blake July 23rd, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Technically they could still get Upton and move Swisher to DH……or just not play Ichiro

  20. Uncle Ellsworth July 23rd, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Interesting. whose spot does he take?

  21. Villa Nova-Ya July 23rd, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    G. Love -

    That post made me laugh out loud. There’s the spirit!!

    Seriously. Another move from where????

    And, gee, what timing….

  22. Oscar Madison July 23rd, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    What a waste. Old, washed up, zero as far as HR and RBI’s. Junk that makes a truck load of money. Ibanez and Jones are a better combo than this old man.

  23. Tar July 23rd, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Where does Ichiro bat in this line-up? Where is he batting with the M’s? I like this trade

  24. MTU July 23rd, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    I’m curious to know how much of Ichiro’s remaining salary Jerk Z had to eat ?

    In getting Mitchell I would think it would be substantial.

  25. Villa Nova-Ya July 23rd, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    G. Love – I was referring to the 6:11 post, regarding the details of the trade. ;)

    And, if Ichiro does what you suggest in your latter post, I just about give up on the Yankees ever having a hitter who doesn’t fall in love with the short porch.

  26. ron July 23rd, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    G. Love July 23rd, 2012 at 6:12 pm
    Watch Ichiro become an all or nothing pull hitter on the Yankees going for the RF porch, lol.

    ——————————————————————————————————————-

    I’ll take it.

    Has to be better than his 4 hr/28 rbi/.288 obp/.642 ops,in 402 ab.

    Ugly.

    Basically,ichiro takes gardners spot,rests the old guys more.

    Not a huge deal here,outside of the name,and maybe he gets motivated,but at 38,i doubt it.

  27. blake July 23rd, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    I bet Ichiro asked to be traded to thr Yankees.

  28. Mike_Boston July 23rd, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    blake July 23rd, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Where do they hit Ichiro?
    ————————————
    I would say 7th.

  29. Ys Guy July 23rd, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    been nice to know you nick swisher, be sure to stop by a couple of times next year with your new employer…

  30. UnKnown July 23rd, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Turn back the clock Suzuki!

  31. UnKnown July 23rd, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Nice of Buster not to say he broke the news first over Curry this time.

  32. Uncle Ellsworth July 23rd, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    He bats ninth?

  33. Giuseppe Franco July 23rd, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    If Curry’s report is accurate, I certainly can’t say I saw this one coming. I also can’t say I like this move.

    Here’s hoping Ichiro gets a second wind with a team built to win.

    May not play in this series against his old team.

  34. Villa Nova-Ya July 23rd, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Unknown -

    Trading DJ Mitchell does not mean they “gave up” on him. It means they probably didn’t see a spot where he’d fit and so he was moveable.

    Good for DJ.

  35. kd July 23rd, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    cashman strikes again. kinda like with justice

  36. MTU July 23rd, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Y’s-

    Ichiro is a rental isn’t he ? Why would that impact Swisher.

    He’s also 38 yrs. old.

  37. Villa Nova-Ya July 23rd, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Giuseppe Franco -

    I’m more in shock than anything else. I’m not an Ichiro fan. But it is a move. And it sure as heck came out of nowhere, it seems. And it didn’t cost a boatload. And who knows? Ichiro could prove really valuable on the Yankees. Isn’t he the exact type of hitter everyone has been clamoring for?

  38. MTU July 23rd, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    VN-

    “Isn’t he the exact type of hitter everyone has been clamoring for?

    The old version sure was.

    ;)

  39. Giuseppe Franco July 23rd, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Gotta wonder if Ichiro will want/get #51.

    We don’t need another stupid backlash from the fans ala Hawkins.

  40. Villa Nova-Ya July 23rd, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    MTU -

    Well, let’s hope for a rejuvenation.

  41. kd July 23rd, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    what number will he wear? they can’t give him 51, that’s bernie baseball

  42. igotid88 July 23rd, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    I like this trade. I called for this before. Will he lead off?

  43. Jerkface July 23rd, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Ichiro is a HoFer and Bernie is a nice guy, he can wear 51.

  44. Nick in SF July 23rd, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Kuroda told them to go get Ichiro before tonight’s start.

    Magrane (sp?) suggests that Ichiro take the Brett Gardner spot and bat 9th. Don’t know about that.

  45. MTU July 23rd, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    VN-

    He needs to eat lot’s of Kobe beef and Goji berries.

    :)

  46. G. Love July 23rd, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    He’s a contact hitter who can get a runner in from 3rd with 1 out.

    This is a good move. I have no doubt that putting on the pinstripes will make him hit over .300 the rest of the way.

    I’m totally serious. I think Ichiro is going to come here & rake. He hit .315 last year. He’s not done. He’s just playing in baseball’s wasteland.

    I’m excited over this move. He’s a great fill in for Gardner that cost little.

  47. DONNYBROOK July 23rd, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    This is a cheap\$$$ move, to acquire a guy you Hope gets hot for 3 months. Also makes me wonder how long Swish is gonna be out.

  48. UnKnown July 23rd, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Trading DJ Mitchell does not mean they “gave up” on him. It means they probably didn’t see a spot where he’d fit and so he was moveable.

    Purely Semantics.

    ———-

    It is being reported by MLB Network that Ichiro will be wearing #51.

  49. justinxdance27 July 23rd, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    F YEAH

  50. Jerkface July 23rd, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    He hit .315 last year.

    2010. He hit .272 last year. Now .260

  51. PacoDooley July 23rd, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    You have got to be kidding me – never saw this coming. I popper over here to complain about the fact that Dave Cameron at Fangraphs has Austin Jackson on his top 50 trade value players, only to see the Ichiro news.

    In case you are interested, here is what Cameron says about A-Jax – who is about to pass Granderson in terms of value on the field…

    33. (NR) Austin Jackson, OF, Detroit Tigers – Under Team Control Through 2015.

    Jackson has enjoyed a breakout 2012 season, already matching his career high in home runs and seeing his walk rate spike as well. The addition of power and patience to a player with good speed have made him an all around performer and one of the best center fielders in the game this season. His track record suggests that the power might be in for a decline, but he’s posted an ISO over .200 in each of the first four months with no discernable drop-off, so there’s a case to be made that the new Jackson is simply a large improvement over the old one. His surge is well-timed, as he’ll be heading to arbitration for the first time this winter, and is probably in line for a lucrative extension if the Tigers decide to buy out his arbitration years. Even with a payday coming, however, Jackson’s performance and athleticism make him a guy that teams would be lining up to bid for.

  52. jr1212 July 23rd, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Ken_Rosenthal
    Source: #Yankees get significant cash from #Mariners in Ichiro trade.

    Cant say anything bad about it, Yankees gave up almost nothing

  53. Nick in SF July 23rd, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Don’t bust on Ichiro if he doesn’t hit much right away.

    I’m told that SafeCo Fields depresses offensive numbers.

  54. Johnny. Rocket. July 23rd, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Would this move make the Yankees officially the oldest team in the majors?

  55. UnKnown July 23rd, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Dempster is still in a Cubs uniform playing catch in the outfield right now. I guess he doesn’t read Twitter, LOL

  56. UnKnown July 23rd, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Ichiro move is AWESOME!!

  57. Ys Guy July 23rd, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    can ichiro call bernie and ask his ok to wear #51?

  58. MTU July 23rd, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    “Yankees get significant cash from #Mariners in Ichiro trade.”

    I expected that. At least half the remaining if not more.

    Mitchell saw to that.

    ;)

  59. kd July 23rd, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    have seen ichiro play a bit over the years against oakland. last year, he seems a lot less intense on the field. losing does that

    winning team, ichiro hits .320. mark it down

  60. Uncle Ellsworth July 23rd, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    Will he play left f? Will he wear bernie’s #? Where will he bat? Will he play tonight? How does joe g feel about it?

  61. Phranchise July 23rd, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Ichiro is old, but this is a no brainer for the Yankees. And he is a line drive hitter with + speed and a cannon for an arm in RF. Now the question is does he leadoff?

  62. Johnny. Rocket. July 23rd, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    What would it take to get Ramon Santiago, Don Kelly, and Brandon Inge?

  63. G. Love July 23rd, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Jerkface,

    .315 was 2 seasons ago. My bad.

  64. Jerkface July 23rd, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    ?@Joelsherman1

    I have learned that the #Yankees will pay just more than $2M of what is left on Ichiro’s salary

  65. DONNYBROOK July 23rd, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Who are the Yanks gonna cut from the 25 Man? Wise?

  66. Phranchise July 23rd, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Ichiro
    Jeter
    Cano
    Arod
    Grandy
    Tex
    Ibanez
    Swisher
    Martin

    Pretty sick.

  67. Giuseppe Franco July 23rd, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Villa Nova-Ya July 23rd, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Giuseppe Franco -

    I’m more in shock than anything else. I’m not an Ichiro fan. But it is a move. And it sure as heck came out of nowhere, it seems. And it didn’t cost a boatload. And who knows? Ichiro could prove really valuable on the Yankees. Isn’t he the exact type of hitter everyone has been clamoring for?

    ———

    Yes, although in a perfect world, I would have liked this deal a lot more about 10 years ago.

    Shock seems to cover my sentiment as well.

    I’m not one of those fans who believes Cashman making a deal is a good thing for the sake of making a deal. It has to make sense, too.

    This deal reminds me of the old days with George making a big headline move during a bad stretch.

    Of course, I hope it works out but I’m not exactly doing cartwheels right now.

  68. astrocityfan July 23rd, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    A good mob that could end up being great. I mean realistically ichiro can hit as well as Gardner plus he has a better arm. This has possibilities

  69. Johnny. Rocket. July 23rd, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Ichiro
    Jeter
    Cano
    Arod
    Grandy
    Tex
    Ibanez
    Swisher
    Martin

    Pretty sick.

    ==========

    Yeah… right. To me, looks like just a bunch of old guys on paper.

    I bet the A’s could (easily) sweep this lineup again.

  70. Yankee Trader July 23rd, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    The MLB TV crew didn’t see this trade coming, but I think Blake and others thought it might be a possibility. Bat him 9th or 2nd. Play RF or LF?

    Farquhar was a recent callup to AAA. Pitched 2 shutout innings, no hits Saturday night vs AAA Braves.

    Will he be inserted in the lineup tonight?

  71. Villa Nova-Ya July 23rd, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Giuseppe Franco -

    I get how you feel about the headline move, but I disagree here. I have no idea how it will work out, but I think more than anything, Cashman was either going to stand pat or make a low-cost move that could prove helpful.

    This move may or may not help, but I don’t think it will hurt.

    But I do wonder who is gonna be gone.

    I always worry about chemistry.

  72. RMS July 23rd, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Ichiro has speed, can catch the ball and with RISP he’ll make contact and drive them in. It won’t be home run or bust with him.

  73. Giuseppe Franco July 23rd, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Jerkface July 23rd, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Ichiro is a HoFer and Bernie is a nice guy, he can wear 51.

    ———

    Absolutely, Ichiro is a HoF and should get that number if he wants it.

    But Yankee fans don’t always use common sense. Everything will be hunky dory if he produces but it could get stupid if he doesn’t.

  74. PacoDooley July 23rd, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Seems like a decent low risk move.

    Farquhar was claimed off waivers by the Yankees on June 26 after being DFA’d by the A’s. Mitchell has no future in NY, so really little cost. Let’s see what Ichiro has left.

  75. astrocityfan July 23rd, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    And they’re only paying him 2 mil?? What a deal!

    And let’s not get hung up on uniform numbers please. We should have learned that lesson during the Hawkins debacle.

  76. Joe from Long Island July 23rd, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    I’m surprised, because I’m not sure this adds much beyond Dwayne wise.

    Having said that, the price was right. Taking that into account,this qualifies as low, low risk, and potentially high reward. When he plays, he bats 1,2 or 9,

  77. Yankee Trader July 23rd, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Gotta go for dinner. Maybe this will put a charge into the offense, with some fresh “old” legs. :)

  78. DONNYBROOK July 23rd, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    His speed on the bases will help Immediately. I still wonder as to who goes from the 25 Man, and how long Swish is gonna be out.

  79. Jerkface July 23rd, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Unfortunately Ichiro fits right in, hitting .175 with RISP this year :x

    But I do hope being on the Yankees “stokes the competitive fire within him” or whatever he said about facing Matsuzaka.

  80. Phranchise July 23rd, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    I’ll take an old Ichiro over needing to play Wise or Nix in the OF. Plus Swisher is hurt at the moment. He still has more speed than everyone currently in this lineup. He has the best arm in the OF. And in Yankees stadium with short porch should have some pop plus a line drive stroke. Yeah lineup really stinks by adding him. And I am not even a fan as he isn’t a patient hitter and doesn’t walk. But he will be far more dangerous in this lineup than on a no-offense like Mariners.

  81. Oscar Madison July 23rd, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Team doesn’t even get near younger…………old, old, older. LOL !

  82. Jerkface July 23rd, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    . I still wonder as to who goes from the 25 Man, and how long Swish is gonna be out.

    Dewayne Wise easily. Unless Swish goes on the DL.

  83. kd July 23rd, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    it’s a no brainer. ichiro, even though he’s old, has more upside than the guy he replaces. it’s not a ton of money. david justice or pudge rodriguez. solid contributor or league average filler

  84. Phranchise July 23rd, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Who gives a crap about age on this? Hysterical. He’s a free agent at years end. What exactly did people think we would get for Dj Mitchel, 2 mill and a thrown in? Justin Upton. That’s what’s laughable. This is a nice move without a doubt.

  85. astrocityfan July 23rd, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Tigers made a great move. Rosenthal says marlins will keep selling. Let’s get Stanton !

  86. DONNYBROOK July 23rd, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    I would bat him 9th, and see how it goes. Do not want to try too much too fast. The Yankee batting order has worked well over the course of this season.

  87. Brian July 23rd, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Who will be deleted from the 25 man to make room for him?

  88. cs in la July 23rd, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Its about time the Yankees got something from the Mariners.

  89. UnKnown July 23rd, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Doesn’t Ichiro have to pass a physical and go through other certain prerequisites before he can play for the Yankees.

    I don’t think he will be available until tomorrow. And who gets the boot off the 25 man

    I suppose Wise packs his bags.

  90. Johnny. Rocket. July 23rd, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    “Low risk, potentially high reward. ”

    How many times have we heard that before on this site?

    And, more importantly, how many times has the outcome turned out to be “high reward”?

  91. raymagnetic July 23rd, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    For 2 mil it’s worth a flyer.

    But Bernue is a HOF too :x

    At least he should be

  92. Villa Nova-Ya July 23rd, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    This is the type of in-season move you see from the Yankees. Bigger deals are usually in the off-season.

  93. jr1212 July 23rd, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    IMO Ichiro hits 9th in the lineup. The question for me is where does he play in the OF. Do the Yanks move him or Swish to LF? Ichiro probably covers more ground but has a better arm than Swisher.

    Taking everything into consideration, I like the move. But I dont expect him to be the “old” Ichiro, I expect him closer to the old Ichiro maybe a slight improvement.

  94. PacoDooley July 23rd, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    FYI – Ichiro’s OPS for July is .508. he needs to find some life.

    However, on the bright side, his slash away from home is .297 .314 .402 (and we know that that is always an issue in Seattle). He also has a decent platoon split if they want to use him that way down the road when Swish is back.

  95. CompassRosy July 23rd, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    sorry – haven’t read through the thread so, these might be repeats….

    some tweets from Larry Stone…

    Larry Stone ?@StoneLarry
    Ichiro’s agent Tony Attanassio told me that Ichiro let Mariners know “months ago” that he was willing to be traded.

    Larry Stone ?@StoneLarry
    Ichiro’s agent, Tony Attanasio: ““He knows that the club has to grow. He knows that the younger players need more playing time…(more)”

  96. jacksquat July 23rd, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    It’s going to have to be weird for Ichiro, his very first game as a Yankee in his old park against his old team. He basically just walked across the infield.

  97. Phranchise July 23rd, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Ichiro is a RF with a cannon. After seeing what Reddick’s arm can do in RF, that’s where he is playing. Keeping doubles to singles. Swisher has vastly improved on defense, but you switch him to left.

  98. Phranchise July 23rd, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    The difference in this in comparison to other years, this is a luxury addition to this team more than addressing an absolute need. It is a very inexpensive way to replace Gardner’s speed and some defense, plus a guy motivated to win a championship and a career .300 hitter.

  99. njsketch July 23rd, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    I’m really curious to hear how Sterling handles his home run call!

  100. astrocityfan July 23rd, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    Basically at worst ichiro is Brett Gardner and at best he is closer to ichiro.
    Now if we can just fleece the marlins….

  101. Tiki July 23rd, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    My question is – is Swisher more hurt than we thought?

  102. tomingeorgia July 23rd, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    I just woke up to this news. Ichiro will best the same pest, only in the the AL East. Love the deal.

  103. 86w183 July 23rd, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    No way they hit Ichiro 9th.

    I’d lead him off, followed by Jeter, Cano, ARod, Grandy Tex and Swish against ALL pitching.

    I imagine he’ll be really energized to have a chance to win. Bet a buck he hits over .300 the rest of the way.

    Gee I hope Hal doesn’t find out that he just spent a lot of money to try and improve the team. He would NEVER agree to something like that.

  104. Oscar Madison July 23rd, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Ichiro will have to shave his crusty facial growth………..hope they don’t dishonor Bernie and let him wear # 51.

    Give # 99 meaning he’s outta here after this year………………………

  105. austinmac July 23rd, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Ichiro is worth a shot. It could get problematic if he doesn’t hit and play enough to suit him. I never saw much in Mitchell. Good movement on his fastball but nothing else. Here’s hoping. I am glad they are trying.

  106. rockchuck3006 July 24th, 2012 at 10:01 am

    i like the move,however he hit in the 8th spot last night while granderson continued his quest as a strike out leader,ichiro is much better in the number two slot.he has speed and can put the bat on the ball and move runners,granderson would be better hitting 6th


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