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1 Jose Sarduy   ~  Jul 23, 2012 5:12 pm


Yankees Acquire Ichiro Suzuki

By Steve Adams [July 23 at 5:08pm CST]

The Yankees have acquired Ichiro Suzuki from the Mariners in exchange for minor league pitchers D.J. Mitchell and Danny Farquhar, according to Jack Curry of the YES Network (on Twitter).


can it be?

2 rbj   ~  Jul 23, 2012 5:26 pm


3 Jose Sarduy   ~  Jul 23, 2012 5:29 pm

From what I've herd, he is a free agent after the season.
So he might just go back the M's.

4 knuckles   ~  Jul 23, 2012 5:43 pm

Batting 9th against his old team, in his old ballpark tonight. That will be a helluva'n at bat,

5 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Jul 23, 2012 6:33 pm

With a clubhouse of big egos (meant in a good way) he should thrive for the remainder of the year. Let the fun begin.

6 RagingTartabull   ~  Jul 23, 2012 6:39 pm

If the idea of Ichiro in the lineup, at the Stadium, vs Boston this weekend doesn't get you a little excited just as a fan...well then start watching MLS or something

7 monkeypants   ~  Jul 23, 2012 6:45 pm

The thought of the corpse of Ichiro! in the lineup does not get me excited much at all. He'll be better Wise, I guess. Wow.

8 Hank Waddles   ~  Jul 23, 2012 7:04 pm

A great deal. Really, what do the Yankees possibly lose here? Ichiro promises to be energized, as will be the lineup. Can't wait!

9 cult of basebaal   ~  Jul 23, 2012 7:11 pm

[7] Hey now, only a corpse can have a dead cat bounce!

10 cult of basebaal   ~  Jul 23, 2012 7:14 pm

Seriously, though, I might just have to sign up for MLB.tv to watch tonight's game.

11 Boatzilla   ~  Jul 23, 2012 7:14 pm

Woke to to hear this from my daughter with the news conference and his watery eyes and graying temples behind her on the TV,"The Yankees got Ichiro," and just like hearing about a death, my first reaction was denial, "No way!" Even though I could see the TV.


Hope he has something left in the tank. Maybe he'll start hitting homers. Always, said he could if he wanted too. He's got the stadium for it (when he gets "home"). That sounds strange.

12 rbj   ~  Jul 23, 2012 7:23 pm

[10] I'll wait until tomorrow when I get home. Got a morning flight, going from Boston to Toledo via Chicago. Just give me a parachute.

13 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jul 23, 2012 7:39 pm

I don't care if he's done. Ichiro! in pinstripes is beautiful.
[7] Don't be a sourpuss!

14 cult of basebaal   ~  Jul 23, 2012 7:43 pm

[13] I think it was all the kraut he ate over in Germany!


15 Boatzilla   ~  Jul 23, 2012 7:52 pm

[13] Does it mean that NHK will stop telecasting Mariners vs. the Royals in September, when the Yanks are playing the Redsox?

I sure hope so.

I wonder how the old man (Sakagami) feels. He's been a Meriners fan since they got Ichiro. Watches every sorry-ass game. Hey maybe now I can go next door and get the Yanks on HD!

16 cult of basebaal   ~  Jul 23, 2012 9:11 pm

Hey ... who knows how hot it is in Kansas in July*???

* or August, I can't remember

17 cult of basebaal   ~  Jul 23, 2012 9:11 pm

[16] Err, Kansas City ...

18 cult of basebaal   ~  Jul 23, 2012 9:16 pm


19 cult of basebaal   ~  Jul 23, 2012 9:25 pm

Uh, not so hot, Alex.

20 cult of basebaal   ~  Jul 23, 2012 9:34 pm

Once again, I am reminded of the fact that Raul Ibanez reminds me of Leon from Blade Runner ...

21 cult of basebaal   ~  Jul 23, 2012 9:34 pm

Hey, Nostra, get home soon and keep me company ... all I've got now is crickets!

22 cult of basebaal   ~  Jul 23, 2012 9:40 pm


23 cult of basebaal   ~  Jul 23, 2012 9:47 pm


24 Alex Belth   ~  Jul 23, 2012 9:54 pm

23) Thread is dead.

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