It's been such a stellar offseason, yet some of the biggest names in the game haven't been signed. Ken Griffey Jr. Pudge Rodriguez. Manny Ramirez. Nomar Garciaparra. Orlando Cabrera. You get the idea here.
Let's take a look back at the splendid offseason New York had.
- Traded for Nick Swisher
- Traded for Angel Berroa
- Signed AJ Burnett
- Signed CC Sabathia
- Signed Mark Texiera
- Resigned Andy Petitte
And there were also some losses- either traded or signed with another team.
- Traded Wilson Betemit to Chicago (Sox)
- Lost Jason Giambi to Oakland
- Lost Bobby Abreu to LA (Angels)
And of course, the retiring of Mike Mussina.
But this doesn't mean our hopes for a big 2009 are dead.
In fact, 2009 looks like the season we need in our trophy case.