Ichiro Suzuki as the Yankees right fielder for 2013. I guess the reality was it wasn't exactly fair. I mean, I didn't have guys like Justin Upton or BJ Upton or even Giancarlo Stanton there, that would have probably sweetened the pot a bit, but that being said, this poll was concise, and I was hoping for a closer vote... That didn't happen.
Nick Swisher only received 10 votes. Yankee fans don't know
what to make of Nick Swisher these days. A lot of us were ticked off by
the way he turned his slump around on us, like it was our fault. I'm
willing to forgive, but I won't forget. What he did was JV.
Torii Hunter came in second and as this poll (14 votes) and down to it's final few
hours, we didn't know that the Tigers would sign him that quickly, but they did. Hunter signed to a 2 year deal to go play for them, read HERE. It
really didn't affect the poll, the majority of people had already picked
Ichiro, but good luck to Torii. I believe he could have had a great few
years in the Bronx, but hey, we'll never know.
"Ichiro had become a lazy ex-superstar, living only for
padding his stats. Frankly, the feeling here was 'Good Riddance.' It was no
longer working for him in Seattle."
That's a Seattle fan ladies and gentleman. By the way, read our interview with Shields titled THE UNDERSTATED ICHIRO: THE INTERVIEW.
Bottom line, Ichiro just wants a ring, which is why he came to the Bronx
in the first place. Bringing him back will be a huge plus for the
Yankees lineup. He's the spark plug and if you interchange he and Brett Gardner 1 and 9, you have quickness and 2 lead off guys. You can't beat
that with that Yankee lineup.
So, the BYB readers picked Ichiro, and I'm on board with that. Thanks to everyone who voted in the poll, we appreciate you.
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