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While the New York Yankees look like the favorites to re-sign Ichiro Suzuki, it would not be shocking to seem him land elsewhere. The veteran outfielder proved during his tenure with New York that he still has something left in the tank. He proved that he can be productive for just about any team that wants him. And one of those teams that could be a fit may be the Philadelphia Phillies.
David Waldstein of the New York times suggested the fit via Twitter. This is not a rumored suitor (please do not confuse suggestions and rumors), but rather it's something that could be plausible should Ichiro not sign with the Yankees.
Gotta figure ichiro prefers Yankees, but Phillies special advisor Pat Gillick wasGM in Seattle when Ichiro came over so a connection there
— David Waldstein (@DavidWaldstein) December 13, 2012
Ichiro has always been fond of his time in Seattle. He asked the Mariners to trade him this past season so they could move on and not feel obligated to pay him because of all he had done there. Of course, he also wanted to play for a contender. Part of his fondness, though, comes from Gillick's handling of the team while he was in Seattle.
The connection may be a stretch, but Philadelphia realized in the second half of last season, they may not have to write off the near future and build for tomorrow. They can still compete with a few minor adjustments.
The beauty of Ichiro, beyond what he gives a team at the plate and in the field, is the simple fact that he is always available. Ichiro is one of the most durable players in the league. He has played in 160 or more games 8 out of his 12 Major League seasons. He has played in at least 146 games every season of his career. Even last year after being hit by a pitch and being expected to miss time, Ichiro did not miss a game.
He's also a career .322 hitter, which is nice.
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English: Ichiro Suzuki on June 10, 2009. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The New York Yankees signed 39-year old outfielder Ichiro Suzuki to a two-year deal somewhere between the $12-$13 million range.
Ichiro was great for the Yankees last year, as he was traded over mid-season from the Mariners and was the only semi-productive player during the 2012 postseason.
Many fans, including myself...
So it appears that Ichiro Suzuki will return to the Yankees in 2013. Reports are circulating that he will receive a two-year deal in the neighborhood of $12 to $13 million.That much money and years for a 39 year old. Sounds like a mistake. The only way it can work is if the second year is not guaranteed. It should be a team option. But I guess that is easier said than done when...
Ichiro Suzuki and the New York Yankees are closing in on a contract that would guarantee the outfielder between $12 million and $13 million.
A person familiar with the negotiations, speaking on condition of anonymity because talks were ongoing, said Thursday the agreement likely would be for a two-year deal.
Acquired from the Seattle Mariners on July 23, the 39-year-old Suzuki...
The New York Yankees are hoping to finalize a one-year deal with Ichiro Suzuki by the end of the week. Ichrio was acquired by the Yankees last season at the trade deadline from Seattle. After he was acquired Suzuki hit .322 in 67 games.
The now 39-year-old Suzuki appeared in 162 games last season. In each of his seasons in the majors he has appeared in 146 or more games.
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Ichiro Suzuki will forever be linked to the Seattle Mariners, but he must have enjoyed playing in New York last season. After he was traded to the Yankees, Ichiro's numbers improved, and he was able to play in the postseason - something he was only able to do once with the Mariners. He liked New York so much that he is about to sign for less money than he could otherwise...
Ichiro Suzuki enjoyed playing for the New York Yankees so much, he will be back with them again.
The Yankees and Ichiro were close to an agreement Wednesday, negotiating the final details of a free-agent contract, according to major league sources.
The question was whether the deal would be for one year, two years or one year with a vesting option for 2014, a source said.
The Yankees and Ichiro Suzuki finalized a $13 million, two-year contract Wednesday that keeps the 10-time All-Star in the Bronx.
The 39-year-old, who will make $6.5 million in each of the next two seasons, was obtained in a trade with Seattle on July 23, revived his career and quickly became a fan favorite.
His batting average jumped from .261 with the Mariners to .322 with the...
If Ichiro Suzuki returns to the New York Yankees it will likely be on a two year deal. The Yankees had been hoping to re-sign Suzuki on a one-year deal to play in the teams outfield.
After it was reported that Suzuki turned down a two year offer from the Phillies, Jon Heyman reports that the Yankees realized that they would have to offer the 39-year-old a second year.
Ichiro Suzuki‘s pursuit of 3,000 MLB hits will resume in the Bronx.
Suzuki has reportedly agreed to a deal to stay with the Yankees, with the only details remaining whether it will be a one- or two-year contract.
ichiro is a yankee for 2013— Craig Carton (@cc660) December 12, 2012
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The Yankees are close to finalizing a two-year deal with Ichiro Suzuki worth $12-13 million. Ichiro who will slot in as the everyday RF will look to close out his career in Pinstripes. Ichiro hit .338/.363/.531 in Yankee Stadium during the 2012 year, and will look to maintain those lines. Ichiro would join the Yankees outfield of all left handed batters next to Curtis Granderson...
According to multiple reports, it may be only a matter of days before the New York Yankees sign Ichiro Suzuki to a one year deal, meaning he would likely serve as the everyday right fielder for the Bronx Bombers for the 2013 MLB season, as Nick Swisher will eventually sign elsewhere.
Buster Olney of ESPN said that the Yankees are expected to announce that a deal has been finalized...
The New York Yankees have re-signed Ichiro Suzuki to a two-year deal worth around $13mm, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.
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