Yankees Trade For Ichiro Suzuki

Jack Curry of YES Network is reporting that the New York Yankees acquired Ichiro Suzuki from the Seattle Mariners for D.J. Mitchell and Danny Faquhar. The Yankees also get undisclosed cash in deal.

With Gardner out for the season, Ichiro becomes the Gardner-type the Yankees had been lacking. Offers speed and defense. Could be revived in New York.

In 95 games this year, Suzuki is batting .261 with 15 doubles, 5 triples, 4 home runs and 28 RBI’s.

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  • http://twitter.com/Nick_BD Nick_BD

    Yanks gave up very little, improve the defense (gets Ibanez out of LF), add some speed, and Joel Sherman reporting will only cost 2mil this year. There’s very
    little downside. I know he is declining there’s always the possibility that being on a
    competitive team with some protection for the first time in a decade will improve him.

  • @GScott25

     Completely agree!! there is no downside here – the 2 Minor league-rs were good prospects, but nothing that is going to hurt the depth.  The price tag is very reasonable.  Right field at Yankee Stadium is bout to get peppered by Ichiro line drive HRs. This is a perfect move for Ichiro too – not a better place for him to rejuvenate his career, and not a better ballpark for him to play.