It has been one month since the Seattle Mariners traded Ichiro Suzuki to the New York Yankees.
Ichiro said all the right things, making good sense, and then we all said goodbye to one of the greatest athletes we will ever have in Seattle.
The Mariners season was clearly over, Ichiro joined a contender, and we will never see him again.
Since the trade Ichiro has played well and the Yankees will be post-season bound. Could Ichiro be back in right field in Seattle this October?
Since the trade the Mariners have become the hottest team in baseball and are now almost at .500, 7 games out of the Wild Card, and suddenly there are delusions of grandeur amongst M's fans.
Sometimes there is a sea change that happens when an organization makes a huge move. It appears, at least in the short term, that the Mariners young players have truly taken to the notion that it is now their team. The young guys we hoped would all get good together might actually be doing that. It all could unravel.
But, September could be interesting in Seattle for Baseball for the first time in a decade.