As the New York area
braces for a blacked out Knicks game tonight, enjoys the Rangers in the Winter Classic, the Yankees are still getting some work done during the off season.
After re-signing Andruw Jones over the weekend to an incentive based 1-Year deal, the Yankees are still rumored to be in on free agent SP Edwin Jackson while waiting to finish negotiations with Japanese infielder Hiroyuki Nakajima.
The deadline for the Yankees and Hiroyuki Nakajima to agree on a deal is Friday according to CBS Sport's Jon Heyman. You'll remember the Yankees won the rights to negotiate with Nakajima for $2 million about a month ago. The former SS for the Seibu Lions is not expected to come to a deal with the Yankees according to Wallace Matthews; however, a sign and trade could be possible.
The Yankees are also trying to limit the contracts they give out according to Jon Heyman. While only looking to give out 1 or 2 year small deals at the moment to get under the tax threshold, it would be difficult for Edwin Jackson to get over the $10 million he is looking for per year. Buster Olney suggested this morning that the Rafeal Soriano deal may be a reason preventing the deal. For once, Yankee fans are supporting the Soriano deal.