I do agree with you on the Sheffield thing, with more facts at hand it’s clear that he is, as we say, a tant. A greedy tant at that. But I also wouldn’t be at all surprised if the Vlad situation gave the Yankees the opportunity to sprint away from Sheffield once that deal hit a snag, rather than loll away. In other news, ESPN is currently reporting that Pettitte is about to sign with the Astros. I reiterate what I have been saying for weeks: the Yankees botched this one, they risk-managed like amateurs. Also, re: Washburn. He isn’t very good (though durable), and he isn’t very cheap. He’s a bottom of the rotation guy at $5M per year, and I don’t think that’s what the Sox will need if the deal happens.