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Postby Pedantic » Mon Aug 28, 2006 5:06 pm

Ichiro goes nowhere. Period.
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Postby nikku88 » Mon Aug 28, 2006 5:16 pm

The only way Ichiro would get traded is if he demanded a trade. If he continues to play CF, he's even more valuable.
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Postby acsguitar » Mon Aug 28, 2006 5:31 pm

When is his contract up? 2007??
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Postby Pedantic » Mon Aug 28, 2006 5:36 pm

I highly doubt that Ichiro signs anywhere else besides Seattle. He expressed slight displeasure at the team's performance once and only once, IIRC.
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Postby sportsguy138 » Mon Aug 28, 2006 7:24 pm

acsguitar wrote:When is his contract up? 2007??


yes 2007, which he is getting payed 11 mill
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Tue Aug 29, 2006 12:27 am

Pedantic wrote:Ichiro goes nowhere. Period.

Not until he is a FA agent anyway. His popularity in Japan more than pays for any deal a team would give him.
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Postby acsguitar » Tue Aug 29, 2006 1:00 am

Well I can't say they haven't tried to be good for Ichiro. But Sexson and Beltre have been big busts. Felix is gonna be good though and I think johjima will be even better next year
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Postby Pedantic » Tue Aug 29, 2006 7:03 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:
Pedantic wrote:Ichiro goes nowhere. Period.

Not until he is a FA agent anyway. His popularity in Japan more than pays for any deal a team would give him.


I don't think he goes anywhere else even as a free agent. The Mariners have the means to be competitive in the near future. They will spend the money to win. They will certainly spend the money to keep him around. I just don't see Ichiro leaving unless he feels that the organization has really disrespected him. As long as he is comfortable here, there is really little incentive to go elsewhere.
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Postby davidmarver » Tue Aug 29, 2006 7:12 pm

Pedantic wrote:I don't think he goes anywhere else even as a free agent. The Mariners have the means to be competitive in the near future. They will spend the money to win. They will certainly spend the money to keep him around. I just don't see Ichiro leaving unless he feels that the organization has really disrespected him. As long as he is comfortable here, there is really little incentive to go elsewhere.

The Mariners organization has a nice history of trading/letting superstars leave: Randy Johnson, Alex Rodriguez, Ken Griffey Jr.

Ichiro is still a huge name and the foreign audience he brings make his stock extend outside of just the baseball field. As Ichiro-mania begins to subside somewhat in Seattle, I wouldn't be surprised if the Mariners dealt him for another young crop of players, like they did with RJ and Griffey.

I actually think it may be in the organization's best interest, especially if they market him right to the other teams.
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Postby Pokeyouindaeye » Tue Aug 29, 2006 7:45 pm

davidmarver wrote:
Pedantic wrote:I don't think he goes anywhere else even as a free agent. The Mariners have the means to be competitive in the near future. They will spend the money to win. They will certainly spend the money to keep him around. I just don't see Ichiro leaving unless he feels that the organization has really disrespected him. As long as he is comfortable here, there is really little incentive to go elsewhere.

The Mariners organization has a nice history of trading/letting superstars leave: Randy Johnson, Alex Rodriguez, Ken Griffey Jr.

Ichiro is still a huge name and the foreign audience he brings make his stock extend outside of just the baseball field. As Ichiro-mania begins to subside somewhat in Seattle, I wouldn't be surprised if the Mariners dealt him for another young crop of players, like they did with RJ and Griffey.

I actually think it may be in the organization's best interest, especially if they market him right to the other teams.


Gillick saw to most of the superstars leaving, and the funny thing is, the team seemingly got better after letting them leave. Nowadays, I doubt Bavasi could get anything of the sort done due to his ineptitude.

I still don't see Ichiro being traded, that would be ridiculously idiotic considering all fo the revenue that Ichiro brings in himself (people from across the ocean buying tickets, watching games on TV broadcasted in Japan, MERCHANDISING, etc.)
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