Two years ago, he didn't want to go to the Yanks to be a setup man. He had two years on his contract, and he didn't want to be forced into that role for so long.
This week, his agent has said this week that he wouldn't mind it now. He believes he's proven himself to be an elite closer already, and he can handle a setup role for half a season, especially if it gets him a World Series ring.
He knows there will be callers in the off season, so he's more willing to head to NY. I'm a Yankee fan, but I do agree it's a bit outlandish to pay a setup man $4.5 mill. They already have a minor leaguer making $10 mill in Hitchcock.
I'm starting to worry that Steinbrenner is going back to his old ways of meddling too much. Boo. That's why they never won in the '80s. Best record of the decade and no titles. Say it ain't so, George!