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A Win-Win

With both C.C. Sabathia and A.J. Burnett seemingly in the loving embrace of the Steinbrenners, one thing has become clear: the Yankees fear full names. I always knew J.D. Drew wasn't a Red Sox at heart.

The signing of these two marquee starters is really a rare moment in that it's both good for the Yankees and the Red Sox. We knew that the Yankees would spend enough money to retool their team and be right back in the thick of the pennant race next year. I never believed the idea that distaste for the Yankees organization or something evil in the Bronx air would truely keep marquee free agents from signing with the Empire. They are willing to over pay and, more relevent to this situation, over extend in terms of contract length. Who signs an oft-injured 31-year old righty power pitcher for 5 years? Burnett's arm may have to be stappled on by the time he throws his last pitch in the House that Ruth Had Nothing to Do With. He doesn't strike me as Mussina-esque, succ…