Posted by sjstapleton on 3/28/2012 10:13:00 PM (view original):2012 Update
Posted by cpdpoet on 7/4/2011 6:31:00 PM (view original):of the 8 guys listed here (besides Jeter), only Arod will get to 3000-the rest will be left wanting
662 to go.
My 2 cents:
Pudge and Vizquel are still maybe(s) given their age, specialty and desire for 3k, I am not counting them out yet. But both IMO will fall short.
Damon is a pro hitter, but given his gypsy syndrome and Boras as his agent, it does NOT look good. But I put him on the same level as Pudge/Vizquel.
Chipper is a 2012 retiree.
Vlad is out of gas.
Abreu is almost on fumes, but too far out.
Tejada is even further out of gas........
Which brings me to Ichiro (and our topic). 566 short of 3k at 38 AND out of the leadoff spot
? 566 may equate to almost 4 full seasons?
What he has going for him is the owner of the Mariners is Japanese, a fan AND waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too wealthy. He very well may mandate it?
I think Ichiro is po'd at last year and will rebound. I bet he wants to hit 3k here in the US and then go back to Japan for a season or 2?