Ichiro's New Contract

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  1. sodakjoe

    sodakjoe Well-Known Member

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    So, do you think the Mariners are serious about keeping him around?

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    Wow. Talk about benefits, huh? :eek4wd:
     
  2. HILLCYD

    HILLCYD Well-Known Member

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    Crazy good ballplayer. I have to admit it would have been good to see him go somewhere that I could have watched him play more often. Not a lot of Seattle games on around here.
     
  3. cybsball20

    cybsball20 Well-Known Member

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    The crazy thing about Ichiro is that it is quite possible he break's Pete Rose's hit record even though he spent some of his best years in Japan... This guy is an amazing talent and if he gets close to that Rose record you can guarantee alot more Mariners games on TV.
     
  4. mwitt

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    He's almost 3,000 hits short of Rose, and he will be 34 when next season starts. Unless he's playing until he's as old as Julio Franco, I can't see it.
     
  5. HILLCYD

    HILLCYD Well-Known Member

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    If you are going to count the hits from Japan he could do it, but not otherwise. It would take him another like 14 years hitting at his current rate to beat Rose.
     
  6. jtd9046

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    Speaking of Julio... HE'S BACK!

    The Braves just claimed him today.
     
  7. sodakjoe

    sodakjoe Well-Known Member

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    Julio Franco...making old men feel young
     
  8. jdoggivjc

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    Wait - isn't that Viagra? :wink0st:
     
  9. sodakjoe

    sodakjoe Well-Known Member

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    Julio Franco made his major league debut on April 23, 1982. That means that his career is older than SEVEN players on the Braves roster (Saltalamacchia, McCann, Ascanino, Reyes, Davies, Francoeur). The man's a freak.
     
  10. mwitt

    mwitt Well-Known Member

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    Back to the topic here with Ichiro getting deferred money. Is there a way to find out hwo prevalent it is with contracts in MLB?

    I know that a big reason Magglio Ordonez turned down the White Sox offer was because the money was going to be deferred for about 20 years.
     
  11. sodakjoe

    sodakjoe Well-Known Member

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    This is the first time I've ever heard of a deferred contract.
     
  12. Wesley

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    I-Bemies:

    Diaper service for his family.
    Free casino gambling on holidays.
    Movie passes for his friends.
    Lawn care products for life.
    Boat to float to work.
    Helicopter to avoid the freeway.
    Crispy Cremes delivered daily for his wife.
    Seattle Examiner newspaper delivered on the road.
    Ten I-phones in various colors.
    Pemron eyeshades for the team.
    Fireworks extravanganza eaxh year at his choice of location.
    Free pet training at the Vick House of Scruff.
    One hundred copies opf the latest Harry P{otter books to be sent back to Japan.
    Viagara for all of his designated fans.
    Free parking on all ferries.
    Boring 737 upon retirement.
    One authentic pair of Pete Rose baseball undies.
    His own television reality show for How to Marry a Rich Japanese Slugger.
    Two Shetland pet ponies for show.
    400 bottles of Hiroshima Saki for his hitting coach.
    Cahapel of his choice to be built in his backyard.
    Lifetime supply of sushi for the bar maids at benihansTen year supply of .
    Energy bars for the local sports talk show hosts.
    Sponge Bob character dolls for the local children's hospital.
    All taxes to be paid by the mariners in gratia.


    Yep, they wanted him back after they gave up on A-Rod. Hope JJ Putz does not get envious.
     
  13. jdoggivjc

    jdoggivjc Well-Known Member

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    The man has fitness down to a SCIENCE. He explained his diet and workout routine a couple of years ago. He knows what he's doing.
     
  14. Wesley

    Wesley Well-Known Member

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    44 ounce bat is one of heaviest in the league. He swings like a corkscrew unwinding. He's my man. JULIO. You go, J.
     

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