Here is a question to ponder for you Kenny Lofton owners. Would you accept a trade of Lofton for Ichiro right now?
I think there is a slight gamble here. There IS a possibility of a sophmore "slump" for Ichiro, a slump meaning still having a great season, but not the fantasy numbers (SB's)of last year. And Lofton seems to have finally re-accepted the role he was born for, leadoff hitter, and put his power swinging behind him.
However, I would still make this trade. Ichiro will have a great year no matter what. As long as he hits well, which he continues to do, he will score a lot of runs in that potent Seattle offense.