Saturday, December 7, 2013

Yankees Trying To Trade Ichiro Suzuki

The 40 man roster is absolutely stuffed and so is the outfield and the Yankees may try to clear that logjam with an Ichiro Suzuki trade according to Chad Jennings of LoHud. I have heard speculation that Ichiro could be traded to the San Francisco Giants to play left field over there. The problem is Ichiro struggled last year and is on the wrong side of 40 years old making $6.5 million. We cannot even sell the chase for 3,000 hits in the states unless he wants to play at least one more season in the majors. The problem at the end of the day is Ichiro has little to no trade value and we may be forced to keep Ichiro and cut Vernon Wells.

Ichiro does have the ability to play center field and plays a lot of "Billy Ball" with his speed kills mentality which I like. Also he can hit left handed pitching, can still steal 20 bases, and wreaks absolute havoc on the base paths. If we have to keep one we need to keep Ichiro and cut Wells, unless of course we get something of use in return for Ichiro, like a Marco Scutaro for example.


  1. I don't see why the team doesn't get rid of Itchi and Wells to make room for Zoilo Almonte. I think he is a player that can help the team as the best fill in for the OF.

    1. That may be the plan ultimately, they just wont come out and say it and lose all leverage in trade talks.


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