It's no secret that the Yankees have been looking to add an outfielder to their roster, and this afternoon they did just that in a move first reported by the YES Network's Jack Curry:
The Yankees have acquired Ichiro Suzuki for RHPs DJ Mitchell and Danny Fahrquar, a source said. Yanks also get undisclosed cash in deal.
— Jack Curry (@JackCurryYES) July 23, 2012
This marks the second time in seven months that the two teams have done business together, with the first being the trade that sent Michael Pineda to the Bronx and Jesus Montero to Seattle.
While some believed that the Yankees overpaid to acquire Pineda back in January, that certainly isn't the case here—Yankees GM Brian Cashman just pulled a fast one on Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik.
Not sure about that?
Here are five reasons why that's the case.