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Baker asks Ichiro about being a leader

Drayer on Baker asking Ichiro about being a leader

Derek on Baker asking Ichiro about being a leader

Divish on how Ichiro shouldn't be the one on trial

LaRue on Baker asking Ichiro about being a leader

Arnold on Baker asking Ichiro about being a leader

Arnold on Ichiro not being the problem

Stone on Baker asking Ichiro about being a leader

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What we've learned from all this is that Ichiro doesn't think it's an important story, and Griffey has his back. Yes, the questions had to be asked; you need to give Ichiro an opportunity to respond to all the criticism he's received from current and former teammates. But now that they've been asked and answered, let this please - please - be the last we ever hear of it. If the Mariners need to keep Mike Sweeney to play mom for all the unprofessionals in the locker room, then whatever. Just lay the hell off of Ichiro. He's not and never has been the one whose contributions ought to be questioned.