Yanks' winter whirling around Darvish

Bombers need arms, but is Japanese ace more risk than reward? Hey, Yu never know

Updated: November 16, 2011, 7:45 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

MILWAUKEE -- A year ago, the choices for the Yankees were easy: Get Cliff Lee into pinstripes and get Derek Jeter into a new contract, as quickly and painlessly as possible.

To some extent, the Yankees failed in both pursuits; Lee, of course, became a Phillie, and Jeter's contract negotiations, although successfully completed, were longer and messier than anyone could have imagined.

This year, there is peace in Yankeeland; CC Sabathia's opt-out situation was handled neatly and ...

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