The Yanks threw a bit of curveball yesterday and announced they had re-signed Freddy Garcia to a 1-year deal. After his successful season in 2011, this deal is significantly better than his non-guaranteed MiL one from last year, reported to be for $5 million.
I always thought that if Freddy was coming back to the Yankees he would be a late signee if their other targets fell through and that if he signed early in the offseason it would be because another team liked what they saw from him last year and wanted to snatch him up quick. So with this being announced before any talks with the Wilsons, Oswalts, and Buehrles of the world going anywhere, I think this has to signal the Yankees having a plan to make a trade or 2 and move somebody currently in the rotation (possibly Phil Hughes).
Unfortunately, that's all I care to say on the topic right now. It's my birthday today, so instead of analyzing the re-signing and thinking about what the Yankees could/should do I'm going to party like it's my birthday and sip Bacardi like it's my birthday. And you know I don't give a fuck 'cause it's my birthday.
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