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As a Mariners fan, I couldn't be happier. I like Ichiro, even diminished, but the combo of politics and nationalism and pride and other things that were not "baseball reasons" were hamstringing the Mariners and have been for a couple years. This was necessary for the Mariners franchise to move to the next phase.

(Plus, it will be fun to watch the Yankee fans figure out Ichiro isn't really very good any more.)



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At this point I would have just liked to have seen him wrap things up in Seattle this year and maybe get a nice thank you send off. It is a little weird that they traded him to a team they are playing at home for three games, but the Mariners have never been smooth when it comes to breakups.

The Bavasi era was such a waste

Ichiro might not be that good anymore, but it can't hurt to have some real hitters backing him up in the lineup.

He's been the face of the franchise for so long it's going to seem weird without him. Other than Felix it's now going to be a bunch of who are these guys to the rest of the baseball world. Kind of like when Tony Gwynn left the Padres. Just another bottom feeding west coast team that pops up on the schedule.

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How bad is he really at this point? I wonder is being in a lineup that has more bats can perhaps take some pressure off of him and he can just concentrate on his batting.



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He's pretty bad. Ichiro is hitting .261/.288/.353 for the season, which are numbers that would've gotten anyone besides a future HOFer benched or sent to the minors months ago. And, really, even a HOFer would've been benched in cities other than Seattle where Ichiro was ownership's star and was one of the only notable names on this bad team.

This said, watch Ichiro suddenly hit .400 over the next two weeks, causing us all to hate the Yankees again.



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    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    How bad is he really at this point? I wonder is being in a lineup that has more bats can perhaps take some pressure off of him and he can just concentrate on his batting.
He's bad because he's old and his skills have eroded not because of any pressure at this stage.

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Dear Yankees,

We need arms.

Yankee Fans.

PS: We got a leadoff guy and Swisher's a better hitter right now.



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Judging by their record it would appear the Yankees don't really need much of anything.



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    Originally posted by spf
    Judging by their record it would appear the Yankees don't really need much of anything.

They should make the playoffs easily, but ask the Red Sox and Braves about that. It's World Championship or bust and for that I think they need another quality starter.



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    Originally posted by edoug
      Originally posted by spf
      Judging by their record it would appear the Yankees don't really need much of anything.

    They should make the playoffs easily, but ask the Red Sox and Braves about that. It's World Championship or bust and for that I think they need another quality starter.


Or a closer, but I think I'm being spoiled there.



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(retch) If there's any consolation, it's that they still have a bunch of holes that this trade doesn't fix. And now who plays 2B? ...I know, it doesn't make things any better, but I still think we've got the pitching AND hitting to knock 'em off.
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