I learned of the Ichiro Suzuki trade made by the New York Yankees from my Starbucksguy who informed me as he was making my double, tall skim latte.
Seattle Mariners right fielder Ichiro Suzuki (51) (Photo credit: Keith Allison)
At first, I accused the poor guy of lying and actually said, “that is not even funny.”
Well that explains why he wasn’t laughing.
Honestly, I am in shock that this trade happened unless the Yankees are trying to start a senior circuit here.
Ichiro is 38 years old, and has maintained an over .300 batting average for 10 straight seasons but that streak ended after 2010 as he his BA dropped to .272 in 2011 and has continued to fall in 2012 as he is carrying a .261 now.
The Ichiro the Yankees just acquired is no longer a base stealing machine as he has just 15 on the season so that doesn’t add much.
So far this season Ichiro has 28 RBIs and 17 walks with 40 strikeouts in 402 at-bats, which is why this trade makes no sense to me what so ever.
Oh and the Yankees bi...