After a negotiating process that made their shortstop a little grumpy, the Yankees finally signed Derek Jeter to a contract this week — a deal with a creative fourth-year player option that could earn him lots of additional money if he somehow wins any more Gold Gloves between now and then. But that signing was expected. What the Red Sox did, however — signing Carl Crawford to the first contract in Boston history worth in excess of $20 million a year — was not. (With their Plan B gone, the Yankees quickly added a reported seventh year to their offer for Cliff Lee.) The Mets, meanwhile, didn't make much of a splash — not that they were expected to — and walk away from the Winter Meetings with Ronny Paulino and D.J. Carrasco. But what happened this week that didn't involve breaking-news tweets?
The Giants ran all over Washington at the Meadowlands.
The Jets played the Patriots on Monday night. It did not go well.
Keith Fitzhugh turned down a job with the Jets to keep a steadier one as a train conductor.
And we talked to Walt "Clyde" Frazier and eagerly await the use of "feckless and reckless" in an upcoming Knicks broadcast.
That's it for us. Have a nice weekend.