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This is sad. I would like to point out, however, the same thing I used to point out when he was with the Yankees: Ichiro can't hit right-handers anymore, yet he is continually used against them. Against lefties, he's still pretty good--but unless you look at the stats, you'd never know it.His splits for this year point that out, yet again. Against lefties, he's batting .283, albeit with many fewer at-bats than versus righties. And the results are both expected, obvious, and as seemingly meaningless to the manager just as they were to Bullethead Joe Girardi.Split G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS vs RHP 66 143 129 12 30 0 2 0 5 5 4 12 18 .233 .296 .264 .559 vs LHP 27 50 46 5 13 0 0 1 6 1 0 3 8 .283 .327 .348 .674
Perhaps we should sign him to a 2-year contract?
John M: I guess those "metrics" aren't "advanced" enough for the New School.
Hey, if someone is going to sign him, at least they can platoon him effectively.
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