Breaking: Ichiro to Yankees

by JohnBowen

The New York Yankees have conducted another trade with Seattle, acquiring future Hall of Famer Ichiro Suzuki for a pair of right handed pitchers, DJ Mitchell and Danny Farquhar.

The 38-year old Suzuki is a free agent after this season, which may be his last. He is hitting a paltry .261/.288/.642 in 2012, one year after a .272/.310/.335 showing in 2011.

The two-time batting champion and 2001 AL MVP currently sits at 2533 hits, roughly 3 seasons from 3000 if he can find a team that will take him in for that long. He garnered over 200 as recently as 2010, doing it in each of his first 10 seasons.

Thanks to Bob Owens for the tip!

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10 Responses to “Breaking: Ichiro to Yankees”

  1. Chuck Says:

    My first reaction was “Holy Shit”

    My second reaction is Nick Swisher will likely be traded for someone who actually gives a shit.

  2. JohnBowen Says:


    That’s not gonna happen.

  3. Raul Says:

    Suzuki is a FA.
    Swisher is a FA.

    I don’t see NY offering these guys arbitration. Talk about hoping to catch lightning in a bottle.

  4. Bob Says:

    They ( the Yankees) cannot get draft picks by offering Ichiro arbitration. They might get an extra pick from Swisher, assuming they do not trade him.

  5. Chuck Says:

    I can think of three reasons why the Yanks would want Ichiro.

    1) The realization that Brett Gardner is out for the year, Ichiro adds a speed element for the postseason they otherwise wouldn’t have had.

    2) He’s a better OF than Ibanez, I see him getting some LF starts as well as RF.

    3) Yanks are looking to move Swisher.

    As much as the prospects of a ring might look good to Ichiro, I can’t imagine him waving his no trade for ten PA’s a week.

    This is a guy who wants his 3000 hits, giving up two months of PA’s won’t help.

  6. Bob Says:

    He will be very hard-pressed to get to 3000. And anyone who says the Yanks will retain him, while giving Granderson a raise better realize that that makes Hamilton a pipe dream, unless they go over the threshold, which they may.

  7. Patrick Says:

    Ichiro is a good Gardner replacement, I’d say nothing more unless he becomes the Ichiro of old. I hope they’re not shopping Swisher though, he’s a big part of their positive chemistry and a solid player, IMO.

    Raul, I’m not sure where you posted it but I loved the Indian/Day Light Savings poster. I copied and saved it.

  8. JAD Says:

    I’m gonna bitchiro about this switchiro in whichiro the Grinchiro Mariners decided to ditchiro our beloved Ichiro, sending him to the richiro Yankees, who gave up only a pitchiro or so. I’m sure Seattle is ready for a lynchiro, but perhaps we should be philosophical about this, like Nietzschiro.

  9. Raul Says:

    Wrong website. Mickey Mouse Poets Society is to the left.

  10. JohnBowen Says:

    LOL. Welcome back JAD.

    Patrick, you’ll be happy to know that I’m trying to figure out how much of a difference some factors (such as strikeouts) have made in Jeter’s in range factor.

    So far, adjusting only for strikeouts, Jeter was about average in 1996.

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