Mo to sign two-year deal + other news

The greatest closer of all time is set to return to the Yanks for two more years at a total of $30 million. I’ve never said this before and I’ll probably never say it again, but I’m glad the Yankees signed this 41-year-old player for two years.

What’s interesting is that Mo received a three-year deal worth more money from another team — Jon Heyman says it was the Red Cox — but Mo wanted to remain with the Yanks.

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Buster Olney says that the Yanks are “very much” in discussions in a deal for Carl Crawford. However, he says that a deal for Cliff Lee could hinder their ability to sign Crawford.

For the record, I don’t want the Yanks to sign Crawford. I like the Yanks’ outfield just fine as it is.

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Apparently the Dodgers got in touch with the Yanks regarding a swap of Russell Martin for Frankie Cervelli but the Yanks scoffed at the offer. I’m glad because, even though he kinda sucks now, I like Cervelli. He’s young now and I think he could become a good player with time. Plus, Martin was on the 60-day DL last season with a hip injury.

Also, Martin just hit the open market as a non-tendered free agent, so the Yanks could get him and not give up anything if they really want him.

Topics: Carl Crawford, Mariano Rivera, Russell Martin

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