Ichiro A Yankee
So Ichiro was traded to the Yankees today. Once a great hitter, Ichiro has had a bad year so far only hitting .261 with an OBP of .288, which is even below the Rollins Line. However, he’s had a great career in terms of hitting for average. For his career he has a little over 2500 hits (in just 12 years), a .322 avg. and a .366 OBP. He won 10 straight gold gloves and, not that it matters that much, he was also in 10 straight All-Star games. Since I just had a post about the Hall of Fame, how about Ichiro? While he is still 400+ hits away from the magical 3000, he started his ML career at age 27. It seems to me he is a lock once he retires and is eligible.