During a news conference in Japan, Ichiro Suzuki said it is annoying to be asked about his age. This just makes him the same as nearly everyone else. A lot of people get a little sensitive when their next birthday is the big 4-0. But it is relevant when trying to figure out what the Yankees have bought themselves for $13 million and a two-year commitment. Is Ichiro the guy the Yankees only had to give up D.J. Mitchell and Danny Farquhar to acquire? Is he the guy they had to warn might bat ninth or not even play on a lot of days?