Here is an internet exclusive for you. Brian Cashman discussing the trade, the entire 15-minute press conference:
A few points I found interesting:
* He was NOT looking for catching until Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski called today and proposed this trade.
* The Yankees are very much in “go for it” mode. You have to figure Jarrod Washburn is next. Or something else.
* C-Money clearly has a soft spot for Farnsworth.
* Hank and Hal have their pop’s love of spending money. That’s for sure. They have added $4.78 million to the payroll since Friday. Cashman said there is a limit. But who knows where that line is drawn?
UPDATE, 6:26 p.m.: â€œItâ€™s going to be very exciting,” Rodriguez told reporters in Cleveland. “They are in the race and Iâ€™m ready to do my job.”
Rodriguez waived the no-trade clause in his deal without demanding compensation.
â€œPudge has always wanted to play in New York,â€ agent Scott Boras told the Associated Press.
Rodriguez is scheduled to arrive in time to be on the roster for tomorrow’s game against the Los Angeles Angels.