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Trading Ichiro Suzuki for Philadelphia Phillies’ Mike Adams Makes Too Much Sense

class="ui-droppable">The New York Yankees' outfield is crowded, and there may not be room for 40-year-old veteran Ichiro Suzuki—not even in a reserve role.

Offseason acquisitions of Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran drastically altered the outfield picture for the team, as Brett Gardner will now shift over to left field and Alfonso Soriano will likely split right field and designated hitter with Beltran.

When Ellsbury needs a day off, Gardner will shift to center. When either corner outfielder needs a day off, Soriano will likely take his place. That would open DH for any of the Yankees' aging veterans (i.e. Derek Jeter or Mark Teixeira).

Buster Olney points out that this makes Ichiro expendable:

The ...

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