Yup, Ichiro wants out after this year
Unfortunately, the hot rumor mongering appears to have a good basis in reality, and the report on Japan Baseball Daily holds up. Dang.
You may use the machine translator of your choice if you’re not Deanna or another cool person who can read Japanese.
Short version: M’s suck, he wants to play for a contender.
We’ll link to the denial/clarifications/refutations as they come.
Update: For instance, see the denial, two posts up.