My Quick Thoughts on Ichiro(!)

I was asked about my thoughts on Ichiro by a close and respected baseball friend of mine. I have the feeling I was asked about him because he read a recent Seattle Times article about Ichiro’s “fit” on the team in 2011 and his upcoming 18+ million dollar salary. I’ve never understood a lot of the angst towards Ichi. I don’t want to see him go anywhere. Start as a Mariner, finish as a Mariner. Be like Edgar Martinez.