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.