cordscords wrote: noseeum wrote:
And what happens if the Sox don't sign him to an extenstion right away when they trade for him, and Ichiro feels left out in that "crazy" Sox clubhouse and doesnt return after '07? Then that was a hell of an expensive rental.
Also the Yankees have shown some composure over the last 2 years holding onto Wang, Cano, Melky, and Hughes. If the Sox start dealing away their top prospects the Yankees will have a leg up on them for years to come IMO.
Coming from a non-yankee fan, before a couple of years ago, that was the mindset of the organization: trade the farm for a MLB player. That is only possible with a monster payroll. So I'm not surprised by that statement
I wouldn't say Papelbon is too much of a prospect now, but one of the best closers in the game.
And many people in Seattle have said Ichiro might just go back to Japan if he doesn't like the trade. But people forget he was a rookie at right around the age or 30, so he isn't very young.
The bottom line is that he probably won't be moved and the organization has no intention of moving him.