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Mariners sign Suzuki for $90M, 5 years (Yahoo Sports)
By GREGG BELL, AP Sports Writer July 13, 2007

SEATTLE (AP) -- Great week to be Ichiro Suzuki.

The Seattle leadoff man signed a $90 million, five-year contract extension Friday, three days after he was the unanimous MVP of the All-Star game.

The deal ensures Seattle, enjoying its best season in four years, will not lose its franchise cornerstone to free agency this fall. Instead, the Mariners will keep the seven-time All-Star and perennial Gold Glove outfielder under contract until age 39.

When asked whose counsel he valued most during contract negotiations that began in January, he said, "Ikky, my dog."

"He said, 'Ruff, ruff, ruff,"' a smiling Suzuki said through an interpreter. "That means, 'Stay, stay, stay."'


Posted Jul 14th 2007 12:19PM
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Too bad Ichiro didn't play in the US sooner than he did.  He might have been one of the greatest of his time.

Posted Jul 15th 2007 12:06PM
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Posted Aug 19th 2009 7:39PM
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I love Ichiro, he is probably one of the best 'place' hitters the game has ever seen, if you put targets into the field and gave him easy pitches all day, I would bet he could hit any of them. and hes gettin old too, for a ballplayer
Posted Aug 30th 2009 12:40AM
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