Dirtdogs quotes a "source"
as saying it's Johnson to the Yanks for: Javier Vazquez, third-base prospect Eric Duncan, $4M per year, plus a "yet-to-be-determined part, either a new pitcher the Yankees acquire or, less likely, set-up man Tom Gordon"
They also say Randy to Boston will not happen because, according to the same source, "they (Arizona) don't want Arroyo."
It seems to me that for that past 9-10 months, Unit's wanted to go to NYY. I am guessing the Yanks will have to extend his contract if he is to approve the deal, so they'll end up committed to him for 3-4 years. It will be interesting to see how he performs there. I'm guessing he pitches really well.
I just wonder if the Yankees might be bailing on Vazquez too soon. He was pretty dominating in Montreal before last season... but he just imploded this past Sept. and especially in this post-season.
Oops... did I just smile there...? Bad Pacman...
If Vaz was to turn it around, he'll certainly be around a lot longer than Unit, who I see only pitching another couple of years.
Again, looks like a deal that could pay huge dividends for the Yankees, or could come back to haunt them if Unit struggles with more injuries, and if Vazquez returns to form.
We shall see.