Jose Valentin resigned with the Mets.
Slyde and I wanted him in Cincy. It was a one year 3-4M+ deal with incentives.
Aramis Ramirez signed with the Cubs.
His 5/73 deal is considered a hometown discount, giving us some idea of the market. Also Kerry Wood inked a one year deal worth 1.75M with incentives pushing it to 6.
And the Yankees trade Jaret Wright for a young bullpen arm.
This is the second deal in a row in which the Yankees have moved an expensive veteran for prospects.