A couple weeks ago, Ichiro said that he’d like to continue playing for the Yankees, and the Yankees said they’d be happy to have him back. Then last Tuesday, Japan’s NikkanSports.com reported that Ichiro and the Yanks agreed to a one-year, $5M contract. However, the report was false.
Then on Friday, the New York Post reported that Ichiro had grown impatient waiting for an offer, and he began talking with other teams.
So that’s where it’s at.