"Unfortunately there were some (knucklers) that were just nasty," Suzuki said. "I got a glove on them but unfortunately it got a run on us and it ultimately helped cost us the game, that's what bugs me."
"If you look $16 million in the face and turn it down, to me, you're crazy," he said. "This is what I work hard for _ not just for the money part _ but to be in the big leagues. Working hard, doing everything you can in the offseason ... keeping yourself strong to be able to perform at a high level. It pays off and you get rewarded with a contract like this."