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."
If he pitched the way he did last year I'll be fine with this signing.
Rotation looks a lot better than it did early last week with him and Pettitte added, but again like last off season, there are question marks - what will we get from Hughes? can Kuroda and Pettitte continue to pitch like they did? will Nova wake up? what can we expect from Phelps and Pineda when he comes back? I'd be a lot more comfortable having one more guy like an Edwin Jackson who can eat innings or guys like Marcum or Haren
Also, Braves have signed BJ Upton, 5 yrs @ $70-75m