Adam Dunn signed with the Nationals for 2 years and $20MM. That won't make them competitors, but hopefully it might put some people in the seats at their nice new park.

As Conor said Bobby signed with the Angels. One year $5mm. Abreu is class act and a phenomenal player. He's got a great work ethic and never causes any trouble. He isn't exactly a clubhouse leader, but if you believe in leading by example, then he's one of the best. I saw his phenomenal showing at the Home Run Derby in 05 at Comerica Park, it was just stunningly impressive. Abreu is one of those players you can't help but root for no matter where he goes. Best of luck to you Bobby.

Ken Griffey Jr.
seems to be approaching a deal to return to Seattle.

Obviously, having these guys off the market gives the Yanks some leverage in trade talks regarding Xavier Nady and Nick Swisher. I'm not against keeping both, but if we could get some position prospects from the Braves (Gorky Hernandez anyone?) by trading X-Man, I'd say it is a good idea.

In other news, I can smell the freshly cut grass in the air. I can taste the relish covered hot dogs. And I can hear the cheers that will greet the 2009 Yankees as they take the field at the New Yankee Stadium. Players are reporting to Spring Training complexes as we speak, and soon baseball season will be underway. We'll see new faces, new stars, and a new stadium, but we'll still see the most storied franchise in sports enthrall millions all year long. Personally, I just can't wait.

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