Commentary: Since the Mariners aren’t doing what is best for the team, the burden now falls on Ichiro
We start with one of the best Mariners of all time. A future Hall of Famer. No one respects Ichiro more than Mariners fans and the M’s organization. But it’s an admiration and respect that could be interfering with this franchise’s opportunity for success. Earlier today, the Mariners needed to make a roster move to make room for starting pitcher Erasmo Ramirez. It came down to having too many outfielders, and instead of releasing Ichiro, they sent Guillermo Heredia to Tacoma.