|Yes, Carl. We're just as confused by the news as you are...|
UPDATE (1/19/2011 at 2:25 p.m.): According to WFAN, the Yankees offered Carl Pavano a one year deal worth $10M plus incentives. Did the Yankees forget how bad the Carl Pavano era was? I'm asking a serious question. That's the only reasonable explanation I'm willing to accept.
Original Post (1/19/2011 at 2:12 p.m.): There's more news on Carl Pavano, and this one will probably scare the crap out of Yankee fans everywhere. According to Ken Rosenthal, the Yankees had "several discussions" with Carl Pavano.
"Yankees GM Brian Cashman told reporters Wednesday that he had “several discussions” with the agent for free-agent right-hander Carl Pavano, who endured four trying seasons in New York from 2005 to ’08. Pavano, in turn, seriously considered returning to the Yankees, according to major-league sources, even telling friends at one point that he intended to rejoin the team. The Yankees explored a one-year deal with Pavano at a high salary, sources said. The talks fizzled when the Twins guaranteed Pavano a second year - an important consideration for a pitcher who is 35."Yankee fans can rest easy knowing their worst nightmare was avoided simply because the Twins decided to add a second year. Crisis averted.