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Ichiro Will Wear New Number As a Yankee; Will Play Tonight Against Mariners

It isn't exactly a blockbuster trade in terms of talent, but as far as gravity goes you probably won't find a larger one this trading season. For the second time in a year, the Mariners are sending a fan favorite over to the Yankees, although the circumstances of it are quite a bit different.

But the news is slowly trickling in - and #51, or at least he used to be #51, will be playing against the Mariners tonight at Safeco Field. Ichiro's first at-bat tonight, the only at-bat he will have made not wearing a Mariners uniform, will quite possibly be the most surreal story in sports of the year.

From the get-go, it looks like the Yankees are really coming away with a steal of a trade here - assuming Ichiro can regain a bit of his old-form. The Mariners will be paying close to 2/3 of Ichiro's remaining contract with the Yankees picking up the rest.

Talk about the Ichiro trade by heading on over to Lookout Landing to talk with Mariners fans, and Pinstripe Alley to talk with Yankees fans.