Late yesterday afternoon, the Seattle Mariners traded outfielder Ichiro Suzuki to the Yankees for a couple of minor league players. Ichiro is clearly a player who can help the Yankees become less dependant on the homerun and allow them to play more "small ball" in certain situations...
It was billed as a steal for the Yankees in some corners. At least it was advantage Yanks. The bobble head press and doting fans almost to a man liked the Michael Pineda for Jesus Montero for the Yanks...
Sometimes athletes do something, and just look funny. Case in point, this picture of this poor guy trying to avoid the tag while flailing about. Our winner this week is Scott Cornell, who used one of our favorite pop culture references at his expense.
Over the last six weeks, the New York Yankees front office has been extremely busy with trades and free agency moves. It all started with trading future DH candidate Jesus Montero and pitcher Hector Noesi to the Seattle Mariners back in mid-January for starting pitcher Michael Pineda and minor league pitcher Jose Campos. Less than 24 hours later, the Yankees announced the signing of free agent pitcher Hiroki Kuroda to a relatively cheap one-year, $10 million contract.
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