- Jim Bowden, Baseball, Insider
The Seattle Mariners have finally turned the page and done the right thing for Ichiro Suzuki and themselves by trading him to the New York Yankees in exchange for minor league right-handed pitchers D.J. Mitchell and Danny Farquhar.
The Yankees have been in need of outfield depth since the injury to left fielder Brett Gardner, who had arthroscopic elbow surgery and is now out for the year. The Yankees have been platooning Raul Ibanez and Andruw Jones since he went down and they have done a decent job, but the Bronx Bombers have really been missing Gardner’s speed and range in the outfield as well as his ability to manufacture runs with his wheels and create more fastballs for the other Yankees hitters because he's a threat to steal.