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Sunday, December 31, 2006

Big Unit Talks Hitting Big Snag--NY Daily News

Bill Madden & Anthony McCarron report,
  • 'The Yankees' possible trade of Randy Johnson to the Diamondbacks, a deal that appeared to be gaining steam toward the end of last week, has slowed over the structuring of a potential contract extension for Johnson, according to a person with knowledge of the negotiations.'
The D-backs spent millions of someone else's money to win their 2001 championship, still owe Randy a bunch of dough from those days, and don't have enough left to give him an extension. The report says the Padres are still a possibility, but to me the Padres are always a last option--their allegiance (after themselves) is to the Red Sox, so they'd only be wasting the Yankees' time or give them someone broken down.

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