• 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 Ichiro’s career, etc., but distinctly lacking, as far as I saw, was much excitement for what he adds to the Yankees at the margins. That’s probably because, well, Ichiro isn’t playing very well these days, and hasn’t played particularly well since the 2010 season.