Reports indicate the Yankee hot-stove spend-a-thon continues with an eight year, $180 million deal for the slugging first baseman. If true, Bombers clearly looking to break in the new stadium with a splash. Acquisition would almost certainly make them presumptive favorites for the World Series title. The NYT calls it a "blow" to the Red Sox. Yanks swept in to close deal after declaring themselves out of the picture.