In Scott Miller's piece that presented the Larson and Gillick rumor, he also argues that trading Ichiro would help re-tool the Mariners. Well, duh Scott. Anyways, asked about it, Ichiro responded (emphasis mine):
"I haven't heard that, but what I think about it is that when things are not going well, many people have different ideas, and that's only natural. If a crow has thought it, it would surprise me. But since it's human beings, it does not surprise me."
And about the package the Mariners might get in return?
"All those younger prospects people talk about, I'd probably have more youthful movements than them," he said, smiling. "The way I move probably would be younger."
Awesome and true.