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Mickster
07-18-2007, 02:09 PM
The terms of the deal have been disclosed. (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ap-mariners-suzuki&prov=ap&type=lgns)

The Seattle Mariners (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/teams/sea/;_ylt=Aql0vQbSex5zTE40iaBUMpGpu7YF) will be paying Ichiro (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/6615/;_ylt=AgxkBAUSn.mSOSDYhjit6Umpu7YF) Suzuki for at least a quarter century.
The All-Star outfielder's new contract extension calls for the team to defer $25 million of the $90 million he is owed, money that the team will not have to fully pay until at least 2032.

balke
07-18-2007, 02:13 PM
He makes the organization all that money back. He could've probably gotten more.

getonbckthr
07-18-2007, 04:06 PM
So basically the deal is 5/65, then like 1.15 per year for the next 20 years. Thats called a steal for the Mariners. They get Ichiro at 13 million per year.

asboog
07-18-2007, 04:17 PM
So basically the deal is 5/65, then like 1.15 per year for the next 20 years. Thats called a steal for the Mariners. They get Ichiro at 13 million per year.

Not exactly there is 5.5% interested add every year. So that will add up over time.

lostfan
07-18-2007, 05:20 PM
Sounds like what the Reds did with Griffey.

Oldschoolsoxguy
07-18-2007, 07:57 PM
It would be geat to get him in the lead-off spot for the next few years but does anyone think Seattle will trade him ?

ilsox7
07-18-2007, 08:03 PM
It would be geat to get him in the lead-off spot for the next few years but does anyone think Seattle will trade him ?

:?:

They just signed him.

Oldschoolsoxguy
07-18-2007, 11:19 PM
No kidding,thanks for the news flash.

ilsox7
07-18-2007, 11:21 PM
No kidding,thanks for the news flash.

Well, you asked if Seattle would trade him. Why in the hell would they trade him right after they signed him? You asked the question and I answered it.

Oldschoolsoxguy
07-18-2007, 11:43 PM
Ok,i'll play along.I should have said this right off the bat,so
my **** up.We all know Kenny has a hard-on for this guy and
has for awhile.He has asked about him in the past and been
told,sorry come back another time.We also know that Seattle
just signed him to a new deal.Will they trade him ? probably not
but if they got an offer which bowled them over,do you think
they would pull the trigger ? Ichiro & A-Rod are probably two
guys on a very short list that Kenny would deal a bunch to get.
I'm talking front end starter,top level prospect or two,and an
every day outfielder.We could even throw in some quality
relief pitching.:wink: And yes,if this were to ever happen
it would be in the off-season after the Mariners fall short
of catching the Angels.

Gregory Pratt
07-19-2007, 12:08 AM
Ok,i'll play along.I should have said this right off the bat,so
my **** up.We all know Kenny has a hard-on for this guy and
has for awhile.He has asked about him in the past and been
told,sorry come back another time.We also know that Seattle
just signed him to a new deal.Will they trade him ? probably not
but if they got an offer which bowled them over,do you think
they would pull the trigger ? Ichiro & A-Rod are probably two
guys on a very short list that Kenny would deal a bunch to get.
I'm talking front end starter,top level prospect or two,and an
every day outfielder.We could even throw in some quality
relief pitching.:wink: And yes,if this were to ever happen
it would be in the off-season after the Mariners fall short
of catching the Angels.

That's absurd. End of discussion. Ichiro will be with Seattle fuhevah. Or for QUITE a long time, at least. I'd be stunned if he didn't live out the whole contract there.

Flight #24
07-19-2007, 09:47 AM
But but but.....I thought only JR used such underhanded nasty devices like deferred money!

MisterB
07-19-2007, 10:36 AM
Interesting. I though there was language in the last CBA to prevent deferred payments over an extended period of time. Or was that just preventing deferring payments without interest?

Fenway
07-19-2007, 10:39 AM
Ichiro is beloved in Japan. The Mariners are owned by Nintendo. The backlash in Japan would have been too severe not to mention Seattle.

soxfanreggie
07-20-2007, 08:38 PM
To answer the question at hand: yes.