The Yankees avoided arbitration with Aaron Small today, agreeing to a one-year deal worth $1.2 million, a significant and well-deserved raise considering Small earned only $350,000 in 2005. The right-hander went a perfect 10-0 for New York when he was called up after the All-Star break, and contributed in a huge way to the turn-around the team made after the horrific 11-19 start.
And according to several sources, Mike Piazza's agent has contacted the Yankees about a possible deal. Yankees GM Brian Cashman said that Bernie Williams and Andy Phillips are the top candidates for the DH in 2006, but he hasn't completely ruled out the possible of bringing on Piazza. Come on, Omar Minaya, just take Mr. Piazza back to the Mets so we don't end up with another over-paid, aging superstar. That's really the last thing the Yankees need considering the progress they've made recently.
Anyway, I should have some good news and pictures this weekend because on Saturday, I'm heading off to Williamsport, PA to meet Mike Mussina. I've been looking forward to meeting him since August, so I can't wait for the weekend.
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