Hiroki Kuroda is coming back to the New York Yankees. A 1 year deal worth $15 million. You can read about it HERE. Look, if there was ever a pitcher that I believe needed to return to New York, it was Kuroda, and now that that's done, Cashman smells the turkey at his dinner table. Personally I think the goal is to knock out a few of these signings before the holiday, maybe relax for a day and then knock out the rest. Who am I kidding, every time I see Cashman, he's on the phone. I suspect he'll be on the phone on Thanksgiving.
Raul Ibanez, who, when chatting with
Bleeding Yankee Blue, didn't speak unsure of the possible marriage. He was confident saying "I can't wait to come back to the
Yankees!" Read our interview with him HERE. Ibanez
will be signed by the weekend. Originally I gave it 24 hours, but who
the hell really knows these guys and their schedules and if they can get the deals done or the incentives or whatever. Sometimes it's complicated. I do know this, it feels like an incredibly slow, drawn out process
between the Yanks and Raul, doesn't it? For 2 parties that really like each other, what the hell is taking so long? Trust me though, it will be done...soon!
Andy Pettitte on whether or not he's retiring.
For the record, my gut says Andy comes back. Chalk it up as unfinished
Mariano Rivera will come back to the Yankees this winter, but it'll cost the
Yanks a extra few bucks, because in the end, it may be a game and Mariano may
be a Yankee for life... But it's also business.
The rest of the pieces will start to fall into place. I promise. You know the
Yankees, they make moves slowly. Historically they do this. Why? Because
of a few reasons lately. That $189 million payroll hanging over their
head, and the magic of Brian Cashman. Remember Cash... he's pulled off
some pretty incredible trades in the dead of winter not to mention free agent signings and it usually happens when no one sees it
Torii Hunter, but that's because Cashman has another plan and hopefully, when the time is right, he'll execute. You know
what I mean?
True, the slowness and lack of urgency is killing me too. But sit back,
enjoy "the Cashman show", because I believe something good's coming down
the pike... Something for the better of this Yankee team. What is it?
Who knows, but trust me, it's pretty quiet right now... Almost too quiet.
Something's coming, don't you think?
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