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English: Ichiro Suzuki on June 10, 2009. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The New York Yankees strengthened their AL East Division-leading line-up on July 23 by trading for Ichiro Suzuki of the Seattle Mariners. The 38-year-old Japanese star was acquired for Danny Farquhar and D.J. Mitchell, two minor league pitchers who are scheduled to report to triple-A team Tacoma. Howard Lincoln, the CEO of the Mariners, thanked Ichiro on behalf of the entire organization for the 12 fantastic years he spent with the club.
Suzuki asked the Mariners for a trade about two weeks prior since he felt it was better for the rebuilding club to develop younger players and it would open up some playing time for a prospect. Suzuki made his debut in Major League Baseball with Seattle back in 2001 after arriving from Japan and has been there ever since.
The outfielder was generally regarded as the first Japanese baseball star to make it big in MLB. He showed he could hit consistently, play the outfield, and had spe...
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At some point, Ichiro Suzuki will hit a home run for the Yankees. Odds are, he won't hit two. But let's face it, a little wind, a little momentum from a Yankee Stadium crowd, the right pitch... and Ichiro will smack one. That gives the legendary radio voice of the New York Yankees one shot at permanently Sterlingizing the future Hall of Famer. One call. The opportunity...
From Wallace Matthews:Ichiro Suzuki apparently wanted the New York Yankees even more than the Yankees wanted him.
Before completing a trade to acquire the Japanese star, the Yankees spelled out a list of conditions to Ichiro, a former American League MVP and two-time batting champion.
Ichiro would be asked to switch positions, hit at the bottom of the lineup and possibly...
I learned of the Ichiro Suzuki trade made by the New York Yankees from my Starbucksguy who informed me as he was making my double, tall skim latte.
Seattle Mariners right fielder Ichiro Suzuki (51) (Photo credit: Keith Allison)
At first, I accused the poor guy of lying and actually said, “that is not even funny.”
Well that explains why he wasn’t laughing.
Honestly, I am in...
Ichiro Suzuki is now a YankeePhoto courtesy of deadspin.com)
Ichiro Suzuki is now with the New York Yankees. Yup, the Bronx Bombers strike again and land another sure-shot Hall of Fame player in an attempt to bring another World Series trophy to the pinstriped nation. According to Jack Curry of the Yes Network, the Yankees have acquired Ichiro Suzuki for D.J. Mitchell and Danny...
Ichiro Suzuki has done one thing better than anyone since entering the majors in 2001, hit.
He joined the Mariners after a very good professional career in Japan. He was 27 and in the prime of his career. His first season saw him lead the Mariners to 116 wins (tied for most regular season wins). He was the first Japanese player to become an everyday player in the bigs and experts...
As a long time Seattle Mariners fan and a person with distaste for the New York Yankees, I can sum up last night’s trade in two words. It stinks. The face of the franchise, Ichiro Suzuki, and cash was sent to the New York Yankees for two prospects. I know that Ichiro is nearing the end of his career, and it became unclear if he was going to continue with the Mariners, since...
When spring began, and MLB fans and predictors were making their choices for who would rule the year, the Yankees and Tigers were foregone conclusions. New York would get some kind of playoff spot out of the American League East, and Detroit would win the American League Central running away. But the first few months of the season seemed to prove common sense wrong. The Tigers started...
The New York Yankees traded two pitching prospects for an outfielder hitting below the league average in Ichiro Suzuki. Ichiro is in the final year of his contract worth $90 million, and asked to be traded. The Yankees took the bait.
This easily ranks as the biggest block buster trade of 2012, in that Ichiro has spent his entire career in Seattle and it will be hard for Mariners...
By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
Ichiro Suzuki has a new home after 12-years in Seattle.
Suzuki was acquired from the Seattle Mariners by the New York Yankees tonight. In exchange for his services, the Mariners received D.J. Mitchell and Danny Farquhar.
The Mariners also received cash considerations in the trade, as well. Suzuki asked...
SEATTLE - The Yankees acquired right fielder Ichiro Suzuki from the Mariners in exchange for minor-league right-handed pitchers D.J. Mitchell and Danny Fahrquhar. Seattle also sent an undisclosed amount of cash to the Yankees. Ironically, the Yankees and Mariners opened a three-game series at Safeco Field on Monday, with Ichiro changing uniforms and dugouts before the game. However...
Ichiro Suzuki left the Seattle Mariners this week but before that, he still had to play with the Seattle Mariners against the Kansas City Royals and the Tampa Bay Rays on the road. The Mariners were 3-1 against KC and 2-1 against the Rays. Some of the major highlights of the week included scoring 9 runs twice against the Royals, taking Tampa deep into 14 innings, breaking a 2-year...
The New York Yankees made a huge splash prior to next weekend’s trade deadline acquiring the face of the Seattle Mariners franchise for over a decade in Ichiro Suzuki. In exchange for Ichiro the Yankees sent minor league pitchers DJ Mitchell and Danny Fahrquar to Seattle according to Jack Curry of the YES Network.
After making his way to the United States and signing with the...
Only in American baseball can a guy walk across the other side of the field and into the dugout that belonged to opponents moments earlier and call it home.
It was a strange scene that the baseball world didn’t have a lot of time to prepare for. I never pictured Ichiro Suzuki in anything other than a Mariners uniform. And if it was going to happen it would be okay; we would all...
On Monday it came out of nowhere, but the great Ichiro Suzuki moving from the Seattle Mariners to the New York Yankees was the first sign that things had finally gotten going in Major League Baseball's trade deadline season. So, if it wasn't already clear, Wandy Rodriguez being shipped from Houston to Pittsburgh put its official stamp on this last week of July -- it's...