They may be a few years too late, but nonetheless the Yankees made somewhat of a splash before the MLB trade deadline, trading for Seattle's Ichiro Suzuki on Monday.
Ichiro, whose production has been on the decline for the past three seasons, is hitting just .261 this season with 49 runs, 28 RBI, and 15 steals through 95 games. But going from a weak Seattle lineup to a stacked Yankees lineup can only be a good thing for his production. While he's lost a step over the years, he can still run the bases and play his position in the outfield with the best of them.
The Yankees traded minor league RHP's DJ Mitchell and Danny Farquhar in exchange for Ichiro and cash -- yes, more cash.
But fans in Seattle hoping to see Ichiro over the next few games are in luck: The Yankees are in town for the next three games.