The Mariners received right-handed pitchers D.J. Mitchell and Danny Farquhar in exchange "
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Branch Rickey always said it was better to trade a player a year early than a year late -- you might miss out on one more great season from said player, but at least his trade value would still be pretty high. The Mariners' trade of Ichiro Suzuki to ...Read more
Few saw the trade coming, but it had been in the works since shortly after the All-Star break, when Ichiro's agent approached the Mariners to say his client was interested in being traded. Tony Attanasio said Ichiro first broached the possibility ...Read more
"Several weeks ago, Ichiro Suzuki, through his long time agent, Tony Attanasio, approached Chuck Armstrong and me to ask that the Mariners consider trading him," said Lincoln. "Ichiro knows that the club is building for the future, and he felt that ...Read more
Most ironically, the trade occurred just prior to the start of a series between the Yankees and Mariners at Safeco Field. The potential exists for a highly emotional moment when Seattle fans see Ichiro in a New York uniform, after collecting all of his ...Read more