Needed a little speed to replace Gardner...also speculation this morning that Swisher might be hurt more than let on before....in any event with what they gave up seems worth a try....
New life for a great hitter and a chance to win a ring. He paid his dues, it's time, well.....if they can get past the Giants that is, lol!
This is just a second half seasonal rental until Gardner gets healthy for 2013. The decline has shown for several seasons now, and despite Ichiro's track record there's really no place except for the latter third to hit him in the lineup. Given his career feats and accomplishments he does deserve to contend for a World Series ring, and I hope he can contribute towards the Yankees run.