By now, you know all about the trade that the New York Yankees' general manager was able to pull off on Monday. If not, well, just know that he acquired Ichiro Suzuki in a trade with the Seattle Mariners.
Yes, that Ichiro.
Truth be told, the trade is not that big of a deal. Ichiro is old and over the hill, and you can tell that his star power has taken a hit just by taking a look at what Cashman gave up to get him. All he had to surrender were two pitching prospects that only diehard Yankees fans will have heard of.
What's really interesting is how quietly the trade came together. There's never a shortage of trade rumors where the Yankees are concerned, but nobody ever said anything about the Bombers possibly making a deal for Ichiro. That's the kind of tidbit that would have stuck out.