• So, what does the Ichiro trade mean?

    The Yankees traded for Ichiro Suzuki late yesterday afternoon, a move that brought a lot of surprise, raised eyebrows, and appreciation for Ichiroís career, etc., but distinctly lacking, as far as I saw, was much excitement for what he adds to the Yankees at the margins. Thatís probably because, well, Ichiro isnít playing very well these days, and hasnít played particularly well since the 2010 season.