Whenever they have the Winter Meetings, and not much news is coming out, it leaves reporters, internet authors, blog writers, and people on the streets doing the same thing: making crap up. Yes, this is the time of year for the most ridiculous trade rumors, and of course, free agent rumors the imagination can contrive. Yesterday, we wrote about the potential Cano for Kemp trade that had been discussed, but both teams have since then denied that that talk ever took place. However, today a new set of rumors are floating around including a 2-year $30 million offer from the Yankees for Ben Sheets. Further more, this article reports that the Yankees are ready to go full throttle after AJ Burnett, which means surpassing the 4 year $60 million deal the Braves have offered him. If these two things happen to be true, then I think the Yankees have to finish what they started. Why stop at Sheets and Burnett? Let's resign Pavano. We could also probably snag Mark Mulder, Mark Prior, and Matt Clement for pretty cheap too. Let's get Jaret Wright back on the team while we're at it. I bet you anything that rotation doesn't pitch a combined 100 innings.
In non-rumor news, Goya and the Yankees are running a food drive at the stadium to help those in need throughout the Bronx. If you're in New York, 25 pounds of non-perishable food, or a $25 donation will get you a voucher for two free tickets to a non-premium April-May home game. Not a bad way to ensure cheap tickets to the new stadium, and make sure someone doesn't go hungry this winter.