We've got two sources saying that Mr. Matsui has officially signed with the Yankees for $52 million over 4 years (that's $13 million per). Is he overpaid? Sure, but he brings in a lot of revenue as a stand-alone star from Japan, doesn't get into trouble, and hey, he wears those pinstripes well. Good to have you on board Hideki. See you in spring training.

Still, it sure felt like Cashman was cutting it close! Now, on with the rest of the offseason - B.J. Ryan, pick up your phone!