Brett Marshall is next in line, IMO. He's not a front end starter by any means but I think he could develop into a solid mid-rotation innings eater. His progression depends on his slider. If it becomes a solid, big-league offering, he should be good. He possesses a nice sinker/change-up combo already and should start the season in AAA. All of our higher end prospects are at least 2 years away.
Ichiro actually beat ARod in OPS....the amount of games means very little, he had 67 games as a Yankee and provided more punch than Alex....hopefully his hand injury from King Felix was the cause to his weak hacks vs the righthanders in Sept and Oct...
I really believe this was the cause......I want to see what a healthy Alex can do without I injury.....then we can really judge...In fact look at his final 28 regular season games after coming back...... A .710 OPS?
Although he is drawing interest from other teams around the league, Ichiro Suzuki prefers to re-sign with the Yankees according to his agent Tony Attanasio. Attanasio told George A. King III of The New York Post that his client is willing to wait to see if New York wants him back after working out new contracts with Mariano Rivera and potentially Andy Pettitte.
"They are going after pitching first which is what the Yankees normally do," said Attanasio. "There has been a lot of interest [from teams], but he enjoyed playing for the Yankees so much it’s hard for him to say no to the Yankees. His preference is to stay there instead of going someplace else, but we will wait and see."