Report: Ichiro Suzuki plans to play in 2015

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When the Yankees signed Chris Young to be their fourth outfielder, it was a silent way of telling the Yankees fans Ichiro Suzuki‘s services were most likely no longer needed. However, just because the Yankees no longer find a need for Ichiro, it doesn’t mean Ichiro’s going to retire.

According to Dan Martin of the New York Post, Ichiro told MLB Network of his plans to continue playing in 2015. The interview in which Ichiro told the network will air tomorrow.

While the Yankees seem to no longer want Ichiro, it wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world to bring him back. He sure didn’t play like he was 40-years-old and he emerged as an every day outfielder when Carlos Beltran went down with injuries.

Ichiro hit .284/.324/.340 in 143 games with the Yankees this season.

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4 Responses to Report: Ichiro Suzuki plans to play in 2015

  1. Robert Rufa says:

    If they let Ichiro go, which seems inevitable, I'll bet the farm that they regret it, although they won't admit it.

  2. Michael R says:

    Does any team ever admit they made a mistake???

  3. Mike D. says:

    I agree. Looking at the stats didn't make him the best right fielder in the world. But they did show better than average results. Plus this guy played everywhere in the out field For the Yanks. Defensive skills well above average. Stii has a great arm. I looked at his offense numbers from 2011 – 2014. If you look at hits vs. at bats, he was right there. Better than most of the other Yankee hitters. I think one of the bigger mistakes the Yanks made in 2014 was not playing him more. He still has good core strength as an athlete much like Raul Ibaniez. Who ever gets this guy will not only get a good player off the bench, but a guy who can step in and still play every day and produce if need be. I'm gonna miss this guy. Too bad he didn't get his ring

  4. Mike D. says:

    I agree. Looking at the stats didn't make him the best right fielder in the world. But they did show better than average results. Plus this guy played everywhere in the out field For the Yanks. Defensive skills well above average. Stii has a great arm. I looked at his offense numbers from 2011 – 2014. If you look at hits vs. at bats he was right there. He still has good core strength and you don't see him break down much, much like Raul Ibaniez. Who ever gets this guy will not only get a great asset off the bench, but a guy that can still step up and play well every day if need be. I gotta funny feeling he ends up with a California team somewhere. I'm gonna miss this guy. Too bad he didn't get his ring !

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