Monday, July 23, 2012

Ichiro to the Yankees

The Seattle Mariners sent Japanese icon Ichiro Suzuki to the New York Yankees for a couple of pitching prospects.

Ichiro is a "name".  Generating plenty of headlines.  Right now he's just another guy.  Nothing special.  Gone are the days of getting 200+ hits per year, of igniting an offense and of even hitting over .300.

It's a good move for the M's.  They're going nowhere this year and need young players.  Hopefully, some pan out.  Nothing lost as Ichirio is in the last year of a contract and negotiations would not be pleasant for either the Mariners or Ichiro.

For the Yankees?  The get a serviceable player for their depleted outfield.  Maybe a change of scenery will spark Ichiro.  Maybe not.

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