In todays economy this seems to be insane, I can understand fans of smaller markets being upset with the Yankees for spending this kind of money. One can argue that John McCain was right when he said the economy is strong..(Ha Ha),
But I will now speak as a Selfish Yankee fan
But overall this is great because,
>First he is not with the Red Sox.
>He fills in a hole that has been vacant since Tino Martinez left.
>We are looking at a lineup right now of
Now if we can deal Matsui with his money off the contract off the books along with all the others that is gone there would be room for Manny and him and Damon can alternate in LF/DH.
The only damper I can put on this is, Can Cano comeback to his 2006-2007 level and will the pitching hold up?..add that Tampa might be as good if not better in 2009 and the Red Sox are not going anywhere I can see 100 wins not being good enough to making the playoffs for one of the 3 top teams in the AL East.
But this is going to be a Merry Christmas for us Yankee Fans,
But next year could be even more fun for teams like Tampa Rays or if another low payroll team in a much smaller market if they can beat out the Yankees again and it can happen.
But I really do not want to hear Red Sox, Met, Dodger fans complain, nor do I want to hear Marlin officials also who won't even pay 1 player top money to stay more than 1 year.