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#1 SoxScout


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Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:05 PM

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The Yankees have acquired Ichiro Suzuki for RHPs DJ Mitchell and Danny Fahrquar, a source said. Yanks also get undisclosed cash in deal.



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Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:05 PM

The Yankees have acquired Ichiro Suzuki for RHPs DJ Mitchell and Danny Fahrquar, a source said. Yanks also get undisclosed cash in deal.

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#3 SpokaneSoxFan

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:07 PM

I've always hated that m'fer. Now it's more justified.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:07 PM

Yankees are playing in Seattle, too..

#5 Greg29fan


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Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:09 PM

Ichiro pops 25 homers next season.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:10 PM

Ichiro pops 25 homers next season.


And retires as a true Yankee

#7 Sprowl


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Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:12 PM

Merging two Ichiro threads...

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Will the inviting proximity of the Bidet's rightfield stands finally persuade Ichiro to hit for power?

#8 Foulkey Reese


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Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:13 PM

261/288/353

Let's not freak out too much.

#9 Section15Box113

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:14 PM

Interesting.

Farquhar has pitched in AA/AAA this year. Small guy, 5'9" 180.

At NH this year, 2.97 ERA, 33/10 K/BB in 30.1 IP.
Total of 19 IP between SAC and Trenton (bounced around a bit) and pitched 2 innings with a K at SWB in AAA so far.

In 85.2 at SWB this year, Mitchell has posted a 5.04 ERA, 72/29. 85 hits in those 85.2.

#10 Freddy Linn


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Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:18 PM

Luckily for him they didn't have time to retire Bernie's number.

#11 collings94

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:18 PM

Boom. Moving Ichiro was a smart move as his production has really declined the past two years. Never a good teammate, other players in Seattle have said they hate the attention he gets from the japanese press.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:24 PM

Boom. Moving Ichiro was a smart move as his production has really declined the past two years. Never a good teammate, other players in Seattle have said they hate the attention he gets from the japanese press.


I know! He's such an asshole with the way he makes that country interested in him.

#13 Koufax

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:24 PM

I thought that the Yankees had gotten to be too smart to acquire players in decline. Curtis Granderson types seem to be more their style. What on earth are they doing with Suzuki?

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:28 PM

I thought that the Yankees had gotten to be too smart to acquire players in decline. Curtis Granderson types seem to be more their style. What on earth are they doing with Suzuki?

They got him for two low-upside "prospects." If he does not work out, the Yankees are no worse off.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:31 PM

Odd, to say the least. Ichiro doesn't get on base at all any more, his power is mostly gone, and his speed seems to be withering, too. His defense is still top-notch, but that's been in right field. He'll be worlds better defensively than the likes of Ibanez and Jones, but still. And I wonder where Girardi will slot him in the batting order. Probably somewhere in the 7-8-9 spots. My dream is that he'll put him second behind Jeter and the two will combine to make the least productive 1-2 combo in baseball, but that seems unlikely.

Nonetheless, it doesn't seem like the Yankees gave up a lot. So might as well roll the dice and see if the change of scenery could help.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:32 PM

I thought that the Yankees had gotten to be too smart to acquire players in decline. Curtis Granderson types seem to be more their style. What on earth are they doing with Suzuki?


He's a FA after the year, he'll fill in for Gardner for now. Think of it as an upgrade on DeWayne Wise's roster spot, he'll allow Ibanez/Jones to go back to DH once Swisher is back on Friday.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:40 PM

I wouldn't be the least bit surprised to see him revitialized by actually playing games that matter for the first time in a long time, I wouldn't be surprised if he were able to put up 300/330/370 the rest of the season, maybe even more than that

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:47 PM

He will evidently be active tonight, I'd imagine he'll get quite the ovation in his first AB.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:48 PM

He's a FA after the year, he'll fill in for Gardner for now. Think of it as an upgrade on DeWayne Wise's roster spot, he'll allow Ibanez/Jones to go back to DH once Swisher is back on Friday.

Swish goes to left field with Ichiro in RF, I would presume. I hope Ichiro knows he won't be playing every game. And where will they hit him in the lineup? Somebody's going to have his feelings hurt ... with Swish out, maybe they go with Jeter and Ichiro at 1-2 with Granderson hitting sixth.

With Gardner done for season, Ichiro is their best shot at creating runs out of nothing. That's something they could have used the last four games in Oakland.

Jeter now has competition for bloop hits/infield hits award.

Edited by terrynever, 23 July 2012 - 05:49 PM.


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Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:50 PM

Swish goes to left field with Ichiro in RF, I would presume. I hope Ichiro knows he won't be playing every game. And where will they hit him in the lineup? Somebody's going to have his feelings hurt ... with Swish out, maybe they go with Jeter and Ichiro at 1-2 with Granderson hitting sixth.

With Gardner done for season, Ichiro is their best shot at creating runs out of nothing. That's something they could have used the last four games in Oakland.

Jeter now has competition for bloop hits/infield hits award.


Ichiro in Yankee Stadium's RF would be a tremendous waste of his range and arm, not to mention that Swisher hasn't ever played Yankee Stadium's LF. He'll play RF until Swisher's healthy again, but then I have to imagine he'll move to LF.

Edited by TheYellowDart5, 23 July 2012 - 05:51 PM.


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Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:51 PM

Swish goes to left field with Ichiro in RF, I would presume. I hope Ichiro knows he won't be playing every game. And where will they hit him in the lineup? Somebody's going to have his feelings hurt ... with Swish out, maybe they go with Jeter and Ichiro at 1-2 with Granderson hitting sixth.


Wouldn't Ichiro go to LF in Yankee Stadium? If he can switch between RF and CF without missing a beat, he should be able to make the transition to LF with aplomb. Swisher doesn't strike me as the kind of outfielder who can switch readily, especially to the big corner of the park.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:53 PM

There's no fucking way they move anyone for a shitty Ichiro. He hits anywhere from 7 to 9 in that lineup.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:54 PM

I eagerly anticipate his first homer to hear Sterling's borderline offensive call.

#24 terrynever


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Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:55 PM

Ichiro in Yankee Stadium's RF would be a tremendous waste of his range and arm, not to mention that Swisher hasn't ever played Yankee Stadium's LF. He'll play RF until Swisher's healthy again, but then I have to imagine he'll move to LF.

You're right. It would be like playing CC in LF at Fenway. Stupid.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:56 PM

I eagerly anticipate his first homer to hear Sterling's borderline offensive call.


He might have to retire the A-Bomb from A-Rod.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:56 PM

I don't think there's any question he'll play LF once Swisher is back, but I wouldn't be surprised to see Girardi try to hit him second, when he really should be hitting 9th.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:57 PM

I eagerly anticipate his first homer to hear Sterling's borderline offensive call.


Linsanity!

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:57 PM

He might have to retire the A-Bomb from A-Rod.


Matsui being on NY didn't stop this particular stupidity, so I doubt Ichiro's presence will change it.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:57 PM

I eagerly anticipate his first homer to hear Sterling's borderline offensive call.


What is his call for an Ichiro HR?

I would have thought his Arod HR call could be seen as pretty offensive to Ichiro.

edit: beaten to it I see.

Edited by Lowrielicious, 23 July 2012 - 05:59 PM.


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Posted 23 July 2012 - 06:00 PM

http://www.mlbtrader...assignment.html

Wise DFA for Ichiro

Edited by MakMan44, 23 July 2012 - 06:00 PM.


#31 Meff Nelton

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 06:02 PM

Alright, with Jones and Ichiro, now we're just a Luis Gonzalez away from having the best outfield of 2001.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 06:07 PM

Heh:

Joel Sherman@Joelsherman1
Ichiro should fit right in with #Yankees -- he is hitting .175 with runners in scoring position.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 06:08 PM

Joint team press conference from Seattle is on YES right now...

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 06:10 PM

And retires as a true Yankee

:bravo:

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 06:12 PM

Classy press conference by Seattle.

Edited by RedOctober3829, 23 July 2012 - 06:13 PM.


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Posted 23 July 2012 - 06:13 PM

Interesting.

Farquhar has pitched in AA/AAA this year. Small guy, 5'9" 180.

At NH this year, 2.97 ERA, 33/10 K/BB in 30.1 IP.
Total of 19 IP between SAC and Trenton (bounced around a bit) and pitched 2 innings with a K at SWB in AAA so far.

In 85.2 at SWB this year, Mitchell has posted a 5.04 ERA, 72/29. 85 hits in those 85.2.


NY just picked up Farquhar on waivers from OAK recently. Mitchell I think has potential as a back end starter/long guy, but NY has other guys like Phelps and Warren ahead of him.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 06:14 PM

C'mon Ichiro...speak English in your press conference. we all know you can FFS.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 06:16 PM

Joint team press conference from Seattle is on YES right now...

He seems very sincere. Did his translator come over in the trade?

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 06:22 PM

He's hitting 333/353/492 (845 OPS) at the new Yankee Stadium in 68 PA, with 2 HR. That's over 100 points better OPS than his average since 2009. He's the Yankee's Ted Williams to Red Sox' Cody "Mickey Mantle" Ross, if that trade had ever actually happened.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 06:32 PM

Swisher has an injured hip, out the next few days. This is good insurance if the injury is worse than anticipated

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 06:37 PM

He's hitting 333/353/492 (845 OPS) at the new Yankee Stadium in 68 PA, with 2 HR. That's over 100 points better OPS than his average since 2009. He's the Yankee's Ted Williams to Red Sox' Cody "Mickey Mantle" Ross, if that trade had ever actually happened.


Of course most of that damage was done back in 2010 and while he did ok last year, he hasn't done nearly as well this season with the same number of PAs.

Not saying he won't enjoy the friendly confines of the bidet. However his numbers are showing a pretty marked decline all the way around, including places like NY where he has done well at in the past.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 06:39 PM

It's a business move, they will generate a fuck ton of yen by having him on the roster, just as the Sox have done with Dice-K.

In all seriousness, he looks done and has been in massive decline for years, so surely he'll now be revitalized and have a phenomenal few months in NY. What's saddest is that the MFY are so far ahead that no Sox fans will notice, and fewer will give a shit.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 06:47 PM

Ichiro hitting 8th and playing RF.

#44 Shaky

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 06:48 PM

He's batting .297/.314/.402 away from SafeCo, and he has good numbers at NYS.

Since the Yankees gave up nothing, I don't really see any negative aspects to this deal.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 06:52 PM

Honestly, this is the only thing that makes me feel like this move can have any real impact on the remainder of 2012:

However, what is happening in Safeco this season looks like it goes beyond just the park effects that we already know about. For some reason, Safeco Field is just destroying offense this year in a way that it never has before.


Fangraphs

The swing from Safeco to NYS is about as extreme a park effect adjustment as you get in MLB today. Even if Safeco is somewhat less bad for lefties than righties, the boost to a few low liners sneaking over the wall in right on 161st balances that out.

Just based on his 2012 numbers, Ichiro would otherwise be a nice bench piece at best.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 06:54 PM

That's a Shame. I always liked Ichiro. I mean, he seems like kind of an elitist prick, but in that Ted Williams "I'm just that damn devoted to my craft" sort of way, and when he was in his prime he was just such an interesting player to watch. I took no joy in his decline, and now I guess I sort of have to.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 06:55 PM

I wonder if Mom and Dad Suzuki will now increase the charge to Ichiro Museum from 900 yen to 1000 yen.
Seriously, I never understood why he re-signed with Mariners years back. They've been the perennial losers of the West Coast.

Edited by octoberaroma, 23 July 2012 - 06:57 PM.


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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:27 AM

I eagerly anticipate his first homer to hear Sterling's borderline offensive call.


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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:40 AM

Has it been disclosed yet how much Seattle is paying NY?

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:53 AM

It's not that big a deal, but was anyone else surprised that Ichiro was not assigned #51 upon joining the Yankees? Sure, Bernie Williams is still a popular figure, but is he going to have his number retired, too?

As far as Ichiro's tenure in New York: I expect that it will be brief, as he reprises the Brett Gardner role for the rest of the season. He will accrue more SB and will probably show a little bit of power, and very well might wind up back in Seattle next year if the likes of Carlos Peguero, Casper Wells or Trayvon Robinson don't take advantage of playing time in his absence.