Ichiro links

Some  linkage to ponder following another Seattle Mariners loss, this time 4-1 to Ichiro and the Bronx Bombers:

Here’s some MLB.com video from Monday’s game at Safeco Field. Ichiro high-gives the Ichimeter Lady before the game.

Ichiro made life a whole lot easier for the Mariners’ organization, writes Art Thiel of sportspressnw.com.

Ichiro Suzuki’s a fading star, but the iconic outfielder will fit right in with the Yankees. That’s what Tyler Kepner of the New York Times writes.

The trade caused shock waves in two nations, writes Erik Boland of Newsday, which calls it a 2 1/2 year month rental of a possible future Hall of Famer.

Sportspressnw.com takes a look at Ichiro’s glory years. Only Ken Griffy Jr. had more impact than Ichiro for a franchise that has never played in a World Series.

Analysis and twitter reaction to the deal that caught everybody by surprise.

We contract with the Tacoma News Tribune for our coverage of the Mariners. Here’s links to their stories, most of which were printed in Tuesday’s Sun:

Ichiro divorce has a good ending, writes columnist John McGrath.

Ichiro gets his wish, a trade to a contender. This is Todd Milles’ trade story.

Milles also visited the M’s clubhouse after Tuesday’s 4-1 New York victory to get reaction from the players.

A couple of fans from Bremerton were quoted in the fan reaction story. This one got squeezed off our printed pages.

Here’s a game story with a video of Ichiro’s single from ESPN.com. Sayonora Seattle, Hello New York.

On a night when everyone was saying good-bye to Ichiro, they were also saying good-bye to first baseman Justin Smoak, who was optioned to Tacoma. Smoak is hitless in his last 19 at bats (he’s 4-for-43 since the All-Star break) and his average has dropped to .189. Mike Carp will re-join the Mariners.


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