Signing Pavano would be a coup for the Yankees, although some people in baseball questioned whether a pitcher with a 57-58 career record was worth almost $10 million a season.
This from Tyler Kepner today. What about this signing is coup-esque? Pavano had pre-narrowed the field to about 4 teams, two of which have the biggest pursestrings in the league, and one of which plays in the biggest market in the country, that he grew up rooting for, and has a perennial chance at a world championship. Signing Pavano, at reportedly near 11M per year hardly qualifies as a coup. It qualifies as totally obvious.