• Ichrio’s Last 280 Games

    Posted by on May 17th, 2013 · Comments (6)

    Since July 1,2011, through last night, Ichrio has a BA/OBP/SLG line of .273/.301/.365 (in 1,106 AB).

    If you expect anything more than that from him now, you are fooling yourself. And, yes, Mr. Cashman, this includes you.

    Comments on Ichrio’s Last 280 Games

    1. MJ Recanati
      May 17th, 2013 | 5:18 pm

      If you expect anything more than that from him now, you are fooling yourself. And, yes, Mr. Cashman, this includes you.

      Another strawman argument. Who said Cashman — or anyone else, for that matter — expected more than that from Ichiro?

    2. May 17th, 2013 | 5:37 pm

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      Another strawman argument. Who said Cashman — or anyone else, for that matter — expected more than that from Ichiro?

      Cashman must have expected more – or, why else sign him for two years?

    3. May 17th, 2013 | 7:54 pm

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      If you expect anything more than that from him now, you are fooling yourself. And, yes, Mr. Cashman, this includes you.Another strawman argument. Who said Cashman — or anyone else, for that matter — expected more than that from Ichiro?

      I’m no Cashman fan, but even Cashman wouldn’t have signed on for this, he had to expect more. Hell, at this point Chris Dickerson would have been a better alternative, and he would have come cheaper. I’m not ready to give up on Ichiro yet but he can not sustain a starting job in the major leagues hitting like this. There are times when he is at the plate that he seems lost, and other times when he seems completely overmatched.

    4. Ricketson
      May 17th, 2013 | 8:12 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      Cashman must have expected more – or, why else sign him for two years?

      If Cashman was operating under a mandate at the time to bring the payroll down to $189 mil., then his options for a right-fielder to replace Swisher for 2013-14 would have been limited. There are more than enough moves to get on Cashman about, Suzuki is a bit far down on the list…

    5. Ricketson
      May 17th, 2013 | 8:13 pm

      And Suzuki would not accept less than 2 years…

    6. 77yankees
      May 19th, 2013 | 2:44 pm

      Was thinking about this, and Ichiro’s role is starting to remind me of what Lou Piniella & Bobby Murcer faced in the early 80s, when the Yanks had some combination in the outfield/DH spots of Winfield, Reggie, Oscar Gamble, Dave Collins, Ken Griffey Sr. and Ruppert Jones/Bobby Brown/Jerry Mumphrey, which eventually nudged Lou & Bobby into part time & pinch hitting roles.

      And I think we’ll gradually see that with Ichiro.

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