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Blue Jays rumors: Ichiro Suzuki

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My son used to copy this, making his little league coach wonder what was going on.
My son used to copy this, making his little league coach wonder what was going on.
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Well, I wanted a rumor to write about:

Ichiro is 41. He played 143 games with the Yankees last year and hit .284/.324/.340. His 3 seasons with the Yankees he has a .281/.314/.364 line, with 49 stolen bases.

He is 156 hits away from 3000 (in the MLB) and recently said he'd like to keep playing until he's 50. He made $6.5 million last year, I have no idea what he would be expecting this year, but, if the Jays have limited funds, I can't see why we'd want to spend some on a 41 year old outfielder.

Last year he played mostly right field but had a hand full of innings in left and center. Fangraphs had him at a -1.5 UZR/150, which is pretty good for a 40-year old. That's a sharp drop from the year before, when they had him at 14.7 UZR/150. Likely, he'd be a little better than average.

I really don't see why we would want him, but he might be a better 4th outfielder than we have at the moment. Maybe signing him would make it easier to get Takashi Toritani?