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Yankees finally get their man

It was a long time in coming, but the Yankees finally got the ace they've always wanted: Randy Johnson.

Originally Published: December 30, 2004
By Buster Olney | ESPN The Magazine

This story originally aired on Thursday's SportsCenter.

The deal is in place and George Steinbrenner's decade-long pursuit of Randy Johnson is probably over. Commissioner Bud Selig must approve the deal, because of the $8-9 million the Yankees are sending in the package to Arizona, along with pitchers Javier Vazquez, Brad Halsey and catching prospect Dioner Navarro. Johnson must also pass his physical exam, and he will negotiate a contract extension with the Yankees, probably in the range ...

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