Ichiro Suzuki has enough left to make a contender a champion.
Ichiro, a Japanese icon who made his debut for the Mariners on April 2, 2001 and earned American League MVP and Rookie of the Year honors six-months later, is hitting .264 with a mere four homers and 25 RBI through 68 games to date.
Seattle, presently 30-41 and 13.5 games behind the Texas Rangers in the AL West, is a franchise in transition and skipper Eric Wedge and general manager Jack Zduriencik have an obligation to fans to upgrade their roster and plan for the future.
Granted, the two-time AL batting champion, who in 2004 established the record for most hits in a season with 262, is not the ballplayer he once was.
Nevertheless, Ichiro is still a very difficult out at the plate, a true menace on the basepaths and an extremely sound defender in right field.
Hence, the 10-time All-Star and 10-time Gold Glove Award winner would absolutely better a contending team with title aspirations.