It was 10 years ago this week that Yankees GM Brian Cashman unexpectedly cancelled his daily meeting with his team’s beat writers in Las Vegas and hopped a flight to Northern California to put the full-court press on CC Sabathia, whom he wound up signing to a seven-year contract.
That opened the door to the acquisition later that month of A.J. Burnett and, a month later, Mark Teixeira. The following October, the Yankees were parading down Broadway having won the 2009 World Series.
Who says nothing ever happens at baseball’s annual Winter Meetings?
Beginning Sunday, just about everyone who has ever swung a baseball bat, seen a baseball game, or even just worn a ball cap...