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Yankees have acquired Ichiro Suzuki


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Oh, sure, I don't want him at all. But some people are bashing on him for pretty bizarre reasons. "Ichiro is a stat guy and that's all that drives him"? Huh? Etc.

How is saying he is a stat driven worse then saying he would be "revitalized", which I read as try harder, for a winning team? To me the "revitalized" argument is the same as saying that the player dogs it when his team is doing poorly. Effort should remain consistent regardless of team record.

Well, you're right about that. It's ridiculous. He was a great player and he played the game the right way. One of my all time favorites in fact. The game has just passed him by.

I think that he sacrificed power and walks both to accumulate hits. To me that isn't playing the game the right way. That is my personal opinion of his career in the states.

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How is saying he is a stat driven worse then saying he would be "revitalized", which I read as try harder, for a winning team? To me the "revitalized" argument is the same as saying that the player dogs it when his team is doing poorly. Effort should remain consistent regardless of team record.

I think that he sacrificed power and walks both to accumulate hits. To me that isn't playing the game the right way. That is my personal opinion of his career in the states.

I was speaking more to him and his character not individual on field accomplishments.

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Maybe he will want to go into the Hall-of-Fame as a Yankee.

"I want to thank all my family and friends for the wonderful 2 and-a-half months that I wore the Yankee pinstripes with pride. It was a magical run, as I will never forget our victory in the A.L.D.S. over the Angels before falling to the Rangers in the A.L.C.S. I love you all, and I couldn't have done this without all of your support ........."

"And of course, I would like to thank the Steinbrenner family for retiring my number and giving me my rightful place out in Monument Park with all of the other Yankee legends that came before me."

http://seattlesportsnet.com/2011/08/30/too-selfish-too-proud-its-time-for-ichiro-to-leave/

http://forums.prosportsdaily.com/showthread.php?t=274920

You might be right considering the real Ichiro has been known to be a selfish arrogant jerk. I can't wait for Ichiro to be a cancer in his new locker room.

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http://seattlesportsnet.com/2011/08/30/too-selfish-too-proud-its-time-for-ichiro-to-leave/

http://forums.prosportsdaily.com/showthread.php?t=274920

You might be right considering the real Ichiro has been known to be a selfish arrogant jerk. I can't wait for Ichiro to be a cancer in his new locker room.

HA HA. I was just busting on the Yankees, I really didn't know much about Ichiro, other than the fact that he's been an outstanding player since he came to the major leagues in 2001.

Regardless, even if he were a really great guy, he's wearing that stupid uniform now, so I wish nothing but the worst for him and all 24 of teammates.

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I would not be surprised at all if his power numbers go up these last couple of months with a LH swing in Yankee Stadium, all you need to do is get the ball in the air.

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This. And like was said earlier in the thread... Ichiro has very good power, IF he chooses to use it. If he turns on a ball watch out!

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