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Postby BGbootha » Sun May 30, 2004 6:25 pm

Tacoma News Tribune wrote:NATIONAL LEAGUE

<B>Cubs could be in Ichiro's future</B>


Here's an interesting trade rumor that's worth keeping an eye on.


A Chicago newspaper claims two sources confirmed the Cubs have had internal discussions about acquiring Ichiro Suzuki from the Seattle Mariners to give them the leadoff hitter they're sorely lacking.


The Cubs have yet to initiate talks with the Mariners, but a high-ranking Cubs official said it is something the team might want to pursue in July.


"I haven't had any serious discussions with anyone," Cubs GM Jim Hendry said. "Honestly, my first and foremost priority is to get our own (injured players) back. Come July, we'll see what we need, but right now, it's way too early.


"I haven't had any discussions with anyone despite what everyone is speculating."


The Cubs, after placing outfielder Tom Goodwin on the disabled list Friday, have nine players on the DL. That's the most since the start of record keeping in 1970.



Just found this pretty interesting while reading the paper down here in Tacoma (bout 30 mins south of Seattle) What teh hell is going on with this team, there aren't in that big of trouble yet. I really hope this is just a dumb rumor.

here is the link just to show i am not crazy.

http://www.tribnet.com/sports/story/513 ... 5701c.html
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Postby KPucks » Sun May 30, 2004 6:30 pm

Well, the Mariners are going to have to rebuild, and it looks like this year will be the start. If they get some good prospects to speed up the rebuilding process they have to do it. Keeping vets like Guardado and Ichiro around won't help much if your team isn't contending.
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Postby irishdude103 » Sun May 30, 2004 6:31 pm

wow, thats a new one, i have heard everyone's name except ichiro :-o
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Postby Registered_Guest » Sun May 30, 2004 6:40 pm

As a Cub fan, no way I want Ichiro in Chicago -- there's nowhere for him.

Patterson covers as much ground as any CF in baseball....Moises nor Sammy are the fastest of OF's.

Todd Walker's fine as our leadoff guy. Barrett's been solid at #2.

I pray it doesn't happen and don't think it will.
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Postby KPucks » Sun May 30, 2004 6:43 pm

Registered_Guest wrote:
Patterson covers as much ground as any CF in baseball....Moises nor Sammy are the fastest of OF's.



This is the part that makes me think this won't happen. The Cubs have a good OF (and Alou is killing the ball so far ;-D ), so getting Ichiro wouldn't make much sense. If they want to upgrade the leadoff spot, they would proably have to upgrade at 2B or SS.
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Postby Slow Pitch » Sun May 30, 2004 6:54 pm

Registered_Guest wrote:As a Cub fan, no way I want Ichiro in Chicago -- there's nowhere for him.

Patterson covers as much ground as any CF in baseball....Moises nor Sammy are the fastest of OF's.



Not quite have you seen Andruw Jones, Torii Hunter or Mike Cameron play CF???

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Postby pibb55 » Sun May 30, 2004 6:57 pm

I dont believe this rumor at all, Ichiros not gonna replace Sammy in RF, unless Patterson gets injured again theres no way this would happen, and Walkers OBP is close to .400 last time I checked, what more can you ask for. Plus, Seattles not gonna get rid of their money producer.
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Postby blankman » Sun May 30, 2004 7:01 pm

Slow Pitch wrote:
Registered_Guest wrote:As a Cub fan, no way I want Ichiro in Chicago -- there's nowhere for him.

Patterson covers as much ground as any CF in baseball....Moises nor Sammy are the fastest of OF's.



Not quite have you seen Andruw Jones, Torii Hunter or Mike Cameron play CF???

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There's absolutely no reason for the thumbs down sign.

You may disagree, but he's still correct in saying that Patterson has great range.

If I were a Cubs fan, I'd want no part of Ichiro with the OF they have. Plus, I think Ichiro isn't as good as many think he is.
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Postby BGbootha » Sun May 30, 2004 7:05 pm

pibb55 wrote: Plus, Seattles not gonna get rid of their money producer.


This is the first thing i thought of, i mean if any of you have ever been to safeco field for game, you know what i mean. I don't think it will happen either, i was just a little taken back reading the sports page this morning.
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Postby Slow Pitch » Sun May 30, 2004 7:15 pm

blankman wrote:There's absolutely no reason for the thumbs down sign.

You may disagree, but he's still correct in saying that Patterson has great range.

If I were a Cubs fan, I'd want no part of Ichiro with the OF they have. Plus, I think Ichiro isn't as good as many think he is.


First off...Relax. Second he didnt say Patterson had great range, he said Patterson has as much range as any CF in baseball, which isnt true.

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