In terms of my least favorite, over commented on sports stories of the year, I'm going to place Jeter's contract negotiations just behind the Favre Retirement Saga.
3 years at $51mm is not as outrageous as it could have been - but it is still too much. I do not believe in the "bigger than the numbers" argument. His sub .200 batting average in the ALCS didn't any better or bigger than anyone else's sub .200. In baseball - you are what your numbers say you are.
Anyway - glad it is behind us, time to move on.
Mo for two years is a steal.
Hot Stove says Joba is on the block. Maybe we can trade him for Ian Kennedy or Phil Coke.
A serious upgrade is needed in the outfield.
Red Sox are the obvious favorites (or are they see below) to win the East with their Signing of Gonzalez.
My surprising favorite to win the East or Wild Card will be Baltimore - they had the best record post All-Star game, and Buck Showalter knows how to run a club.