At his request, Ichiro leaves M's, lands with Yankees SEATTLE -- Ichiro Suzuki, the face of the Seattle Mariners franchise for over a decade, is now a New York Yankee. Ichiro's exit saves Mariners pain, disappointment Ichiro left before the Mariners could extend his expiring contract and commit more millions to a 38-year-old who doesn't fit on a team of yuppies. Why the Mariners Traded Ichiro to the Yankees: Fan Reaction The Seattle Mariners made the bold move of trading longtime superstar Ichiro Suzuki to the New York Yankees. In some ways this is a surprising move because it is always difficult for a team to part with an icon that has been around for over a decade. At the same time, this move makes sense for a franchise that needs to part ways with the past and move into the future. Ichiro in pinstripes seems surreal but Yankees are perfect fit after divorce with Mariners Denied a storybook ending in Seattle, Ichiro instead gets the thrill of October games after trade to New York. Ichiro fills hole for Yankees, and Mariners can start planning to rebuild In a stunner, Ichiro becomes a Yankee. While New York looks like it gets the better of the deal, Scott Miller says the trade is a big plus for the Mariners, who part with Ichiro amicably and can have a clearer vision of their future. Yankees acquire Ichiro for two minor leaguers SEATTLE - The Yankees acquired outfielder Ichiro Suzuki from the Mariners in exchange for minor-league right-handed pitchers D.J. Mitchell and Danny Fahrquhar. Seattle also sent an undisclosed amount of cash to the Yankees. Yankees acquire OF Ichiro Suzuki from Mariners Ichiro Suzuki is headed to a new team and, after all these years, maybe a shot at playing in the World Series. Ichiro Traded To Yankees The New York Yankees have acquired 10-time All-Star Ichiro Suzuki from the Seattle Mariners for a pair of minor league pitchers. Yankees acquire star OF Ichiro Suzuki from Mariners for 2 pitchers SEATTLE - Ichiro Suzuki is headed to a new team and, after all these years, maybe a shot at playing in the World Series. Ichiro Suzuki is Dealt to the New York Yankees: A Fan's Take With just nine days until the Major League Baseball trading deadline the New York Yankees made a big splash by adding outfielder Ichiro Suzuki. The Yankees acquired the 10 time All-Star late Monday afternoon from the Seattle Mariners, just hours before the two teams were scheduled to begin a three game series.
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