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Mariners Net Depth In Ichiro Deal

Mariners Net Depth In Ichiro Deal

Trading a star like Ichiro Suzuki a few years ago would have likely involved some of baseball's elite prospects. At this stage in his career, however, that was not the case. On the other hand, the Mariners did land some quality depth for the upper levels of their farm system.

Ichiro is likely to make a significant impact in New York. In a worst case scenario, the Yankees can at least expect Brett Gardner levels of production, and in a best case, they get a rejuvenated superstar. As for Seattle, the main objective was to unload an aging player with a bloated salary. The expectation could never...

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