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The Yankee hot stove season is heating up. I see that the Yanks already picked up a Texeira - Kanekoa Texeira, that is, in the Nick Swisher trade. (Mark Teixeira, of course, is still out there.)
I'm not sure just yet how I feel about Swisher trade. I'm guessing the Yanks are thinking he will rebound from a rough season the way Scott Brosius did. And at least he's young. Swisher does need to update his web site, though - he doesn't even mention the trade yet on the site.
Squawker Jon does raise an interesting point about the Yankees going for people with non-Yankee like hair and personalities, and making them change. Swisher's web site motto is "WORK HARD PLAY HARD." Let's hope that even if he does have to shave, he can bring a little fun to this often-lifeless team, and remember how to hit again!
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The other big news, of course, is the overwhelming Yankee offer to CC Sabathia - a reported $140 million over the next six years, which is even more than Johan Santana got with the Mets. Is Sabathia worth that money? Of course not. But 1) The Yanks don't have much of a choice but to pay him, and 2) I'd rather see them overspend on him than on A.J. Burnett.
But what do you think? Tell us what's on your mind.