Re: Ichiro one ups Jr...
Originally Posted by redsfan4445
Griffey deffered money.. he did it so Lindner could go out and get pitching to improve the team,, he DIDNT do it!!.. So dont make it seem Ichirio is the only player to do this...JR did it before Ichirio.. and JR could have got 17 million a year if he had approved a trade to Atlanta back in 2000... so he took less to sign here..
That was the tie in with Jr. They both structured their contracts in a way that benefitted ownership with an eye to making it easier for their FO to compete. I wasn't suggesting Ichiro is the only player to do this. I was suggesting that it demonstrates a desire to win that reflects favorably on him.
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