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Jon Heyman (Via Twitter):   “#yankees agree to terms with rafael soriano”

With the organization failing to land a big name starting pitcher in Cliff Lee, Cashman knew it would be very important to have a lock down bullpen. With the addition of Soriano, the Yankees would have a lethal 1-2 combo at the back end of the bullpen with the great Mariano Rivera. Let’s not forget the Yankees also aquired Pedro Feliciano earlier this off-season.

Update: 9:05PM ET: Heyman reports the deal is $35 million for 3 yrs, which comes out to $11.67M per year. That’s a hefty sum for a setup man, but you could also argue that he was the best closer in baseball last season.

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According to Bob Klapisch, the Yankees have refused to include Joba Chamberlain in any potential deal for Dan Haren. They are still talking though.

Jon Heyman has reported that the Yankees organization is willing to include Ivan Nova, Zach McAllister and 2 prospects for Haren. They don’t want to eat the money and give up Joba at the same time.

“Yankees would pay the $33 mil left on haren, but they have balked at taking chad qualls, chris snyder, too.”

What are your thoughts about these ongoing negotiations? Do you think they will get a deal done?

  Starting Pitcher Dan Haren #15 Of The Arizona Diamondbacks Pitches

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     Jon Heyman says that the Yankees are still talking to Pettitte & Sheets. Pettitte’s offer is supposedly less gauranteed money than $10 million. As for Ben Sheets, the Yankees are one of the very few teams who are considering him.  In the end..I see the Yankees signing one or the other. I haven’t heard any other strong rumors involving any other pitchers. If they don’t get either, then they will most likely go with Phil Hughes.

Jon Heyman reports:

The Yankees are still talking to free agent pitchers Andy Pettitte and Ben Sheetsas they seek to add yet another veteran pitcher to their vastly improved rotation. The Yankees are believed to be offering less guaranteed money than the $10 million that was on the table for months for Pettitte but still may prefer to bring him back.

While the Rangers have met twice with Sheets, the Yankees are one of a few teams considering the talented righthander. Sheets has provided a second medical report for teams to review but it isn’t known how it differs from the first. His market has been slow despite a career full of accomplishments. At least one of the teams looking at Sheets appears to be hoping to keep it to a one-year deal.

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Big-name veterans like Manny Ramirez, Bobby Abreu getting shut out this winter

Pettitte, Yanks continue discussions  /  Catching up on a few things

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     Ben Sheets met with the Texas Rangers (his hometown team) this week talking about possibly signing with them. Rangers GM, Jon Daniels,  wouldn’t say whether or not they made a contract offer to Sheets.

Here is  some more interesting news..

Jon Heyman reports that teams that want to sign Sheets will have a new medical report to look over. This will definitely increase interest over Sheets, and I think the Yankees should take a closer look into this. I haven’t seen the medical reports myself, but obviously it’s good news.

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The oldest living Yankee  /  Which Yanks Whiffed The Most/Least In ‘08?

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     I had no idea they were ready to move across the street already. The new ballpark must be pretty completed on the inside in order for them to bring this stuff over. It’s hard to believe the Yankees are going to have a new home very soon. I’m so anxious to see what it looks like when it’s all finished.

From the LoHud Yankees Blog:

You may have heard that the Yankees built a new stadium. Well, they’re moving in tomorrow.

Starting at 7 a.m., the Yankees will move nearly all of their employees across the street to their new offices. You think your last move was a pain? They have 1,500 plastic crates and will be using four trucks going back and forth.

The only aspects of the operation staying behind will be the ticket office, the mailroom and the clubhouse staff. They will make the move on Feb. 23.

Tomorrow’s date was set months ago, so the Yankees are right on schedule with their plans.

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From SI.com’s Jon Heyman:

12. Yankees. Even after spending $423.5 million on Sabathia, A.J. Burnett and Teixeira, they’re always a threat to spend, especially if they can find a taker for Nady, or even better, Swisher (who has $21 million to go). One person said it’s “less than 50-50” that they take back Andy Pettitte. But where else is he going to go?

Schilling’s future uncertain  Should the Yankees keep shopping?

Even More Health Concerns for the Yankees Staff?

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