Originally written November 05, 2012 on IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught:
Firstly, let's sign Mariano.  He is the last link to greatness in our bullpen.  Yes, he will start the year at 43.  But he is an exceptional athlete and prayerer.  And if Nix has moved on, perhaps Mariano won't need surgery again so early in the season.Luckily, a team that wins about 70 games will not need him to close games very often.  He won't be adding any wins to his post-season records.  But he is good to have around.  He provides memories.Secondly, we'll make offers to everyone in the 35+ category.  We've got to delude ourselves into believing that Andy Pettitte will be the 28 year old Andy;  that Kuroda will step up again, at age 38 this time.  And Swisher will add to his .238 average with every at bat, even whilst his hair continues to erode.Thirdly, as a gesture of thanks and good fortune, we let Soriano go to make a ton of money with Boston.  He was, let's see, responsible for preserving about 45 of our victories?  Letting him go is called, " ...
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