Okay, so according to Newsday, the Yankees are close to signing Eric Milton to a three-year deal. Why? Well, I dunno. Because he's a lefty and because he has a Yankee tatoo? Very well, but...Milton seems like an appealing enough guy, but he's not nearly as attractive as a pitcher. Anyone with me on this one?
Elsewhere, Mike Lupica suggests that Jason Giambi wouldn't be getting such a hard time from Yankee fans and perhaps even the local press if he'd just come off a year like Gary Sheffield had. Over at the Times, Murray Chass has a strong piece about politicians and steroids.
The baseball winter meetings are this coming weekend in Anahiem. Unfortunately, I'm not going to be able to make it out there, though several All-Baseball.com writer's will. What, if anything, do y'all think will shake down out there for the Yanks? Or the Mets? Or the Sox for that matter.