With Pettitte finally signing the roster seems pretty much set. We`ve got our 5 man rotation and our starting lineup. I`m betting on both Nady and Swisher staying put now so we have the bench set pretty well to. So what's left? Not much. The Yanks have filled their budget and snuck past the 190 payroll mark. Please, no crazy proposals about an 11th hour Manny bid or moving Joba to the pen and signing Sheets. And yes, my fetish for Adam Dunn will have to wait. I`d like to see an upgrade over Jose Molina or Cody Ransom but I don't see that happening. I don't think they`re going to further decimate the draft either by signing Juan Cruz. 2009 is supposed to be very deep and they could pay over slot with their 4th round pick.
In a little over a month (!) Spring Training games will start and we`ll start figuring out CF, the bullpen, who's going to miss the first month of the season, and suffer through a minor controversy about A-Rod (although we may have a head start on that one). Until then things are going to be pretty quiet throughout baseball. With nothing else to distract sports fans their bound to be some absurdist journalism as well. So please, for the sake of my sanity, don't e-mail me every time the tabloid papers suddenly hear some ridiculous rumor.