Originally Posted by SouthStndJunkie
Itchy Ho with 2 HRs for the Yankees tonight.
Ichiro has been a nice addition for the Yankees.
He doesn't have to be the star of the team like he was for Seattle.
Ichiro can bat at the end of the lineup for the Yankees and do his thing.
I've always found myself rooting for him to do well....he used to be a very exciting player to watch.
I'm hoping he sticks around and produces long enough to get to 3,000 hits, which would be amazing, considering he didn't start playing in the majors until he was 28 years old.
At the end of this season, Ichiro will probably be sitting right around 2,600 hits.
He'd probably have to play 3 more seasons after this one to reach 3,000 career hits.
I think he'll get to the 3,000 hit mark.
I'll go out and say highly unlikely he gets to 3,000. He will turn 39 in October, he is a free agent, and who will sign him to play as an every day OF?
I honestly think he might come back to the Mariners if they want to for a cheap deal, he plays out his final year with the Mariners, struggling but finishing out a great career with "his" team.