As reported by Kay on ESPN in an interview with Cashman......The trade for Ichiro was not simple...it took a lot of back and forth dialogue for Cashman to convince Hal in providing funds to get it done. Kay asked...Any chance Ichiro will be back for another Year? Cashman said...too early to have thoughts in that area...we haven't crossed that road yet.
Ichiro hits .219 in Safeco field this year( pitcher friendly park) On the road over .300. Additionally, that short right field porch in Yankees stadium might be inviting.
Hal counting his nickels. I'm pretty sure he's the reason Cespedes , Chapman and other prospects who were available are not Yankees. 2.25 mil to bring Ichiro in for the rest of the year and Cashman has to convince Hal. I think Hal was adopted.