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Thread: What would it take to get Ichiro?

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    What would it take to get Ichiro?

    I'm just throwing that out there. What would it take?
    Sabermetrics is this: A batter's goal is to extend the inning. Extend enough innings and you're going to score runs. Extend more innings than your opponent and you're going to score more runs than him.

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    Re: What would it take to get Ichiro?

    Mike and the Mechanics know the answer.

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    Re: What would it take to get Ichiro?

    A time machine... to go back in time and sign him before he signed with the M's.

    He'll retire a M

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    Re: What would it take to get Ichiro?

    I'm thinking the same thing but about Josh Johnson, gotta go hard after this kid.
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    Re: What would it take to get Ichiro?

    Ninjas.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: What would it take to get Ichiro?

    Ichiro is signed for 2 more years and probably close to 40 mil, 36 years old, and the equivilant of the stars of the BRM in Cincinnati.. he's not going anywhere.
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    Re: What would it take to get Ichiro?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    Ninjas.
    I wish we were ninjas.
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    Re: What would it take to get Ichiro?

    Chris Tucker
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    Re: What would it take to get Ichiro?

    If the entire US west of Cincinnati fell into the Pacific Ocean....and Cincy became a hub of the Pacific Rim with the new west coast's best sushi, the Reds have a chance.
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    Re: What would it take to get Ichiro?

    You could kidnap Felix, Ackley, Smoak, and the principal owner's wife and kids, and they might pay Ichiro as the ransom to get them back. It might not be worth the risk of getting caught and spending the rest of your life in prison, though.
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    Re: What would it take to get Ichiro?

    Micheal Bourn (HOU) is more realistic.... I'm serious. I think we'll trade for him.
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    Re: What would it take to get Ichiro?

    Bob C buys Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft.
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    Re: What would it take to get Ichiro?

    Quote Originally Posted by JayBruce32 View Post
    Micheal Bourn (HOU) is more realistic.... I'm serious. I think we'll trade for him.


    That would be incredibly excellent. A big upgrade in WAR, UZR and EyeballTest over all of our LF/CF options.

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    Re: What would it take to get Ichiro?

    Blackmail photos of the M's GM and owner in a compromising position?

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    Re: What would it take to get Ichiro?

    Quote Originally Posted by reds1869 View Post


    That would be incredibly excellent. A big upgrade in WAR, UZR and EyeballTest over all of our LF/CF options.
    Show me Marlon Byrd!

    Affordable contract and we went after him in the offseason.
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