Friday, July 13, 2007

Ichiro Signs 5 Year $100 Million Contract

AXB Enterprises

The recently announced All Star MVP is sticking around in Seattle for a few more years, and most likely his career. The Mariners have the opportunity to have a winning team again if they build it AROUND Ichiro Suzuki.

The seven-time All-Star almost has agreed to a five-year extension that could be worth almost $100 million.

Suzuki hit the first inside-the-park home run in All-Star Game history Tuesday night, winning unanimous MVP honors and helping the American League to a 5-4 victory.

Suzuki is in the final year of a $41 million, four-year contract, and this extension will lead him into his 39th year.

He set the single-season record for hits with 262 in 2004. He has gotten at least 200 hits in each of his first six years in the majors.

While the loss of Hargrove was a shock, he was a tool and we'd MUCH rather have Ichiro.

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