Ichiro Suzuki’s willingness to wait on the Yankees has declined to the point where the veteran outfielder is talking to other teams.
“At the beginning we talked a lot but since that time, zero,’’ agent Tony Attanasio said of discussions with the Yankees. “As far as we are concerned we don’t care what the Yankees do. We have had conversations with multiple clubs. If we see something we like he will go through with it.’
In a week’s time, Ichiro has completely reversed field.
“There has been a lot of interest [from other teams] but he enjoyed playing for the Yankees so much it’s hard for him to say no to the Yankees,’’ Attanasio said a week ago yesterday. “His preference is to stay there instead of going someplace else, but we’ll wait and see.’’
...Bringing the 39-year-old Ichiro back wasn’t frowned upon by the Yankees, but with Brett Gardner returning to play left, using Ichiro full-time in right would mean the Yankees had very similar players who lacked power manning corner outfield spots.
As for free-agent outfielders, the Yankees aren’t going near Josh Hamilton or Michael Bourn. Even Shane Victorino is looking for three to four years. Scott Hairston is more of a fit for the Yankees. The Nationals might move Michael Morse and the Rockies will listen on Michael Cuddyer, who is signed through 2014.
Posted: December 01, 2012 at 12:01 PM | 20 comment(s)
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