Yankees Rivals Getting Hot

Andrew SandersContributor IJanuary 5, 2010

NEW YORK - JANUARY 05:  General manager Omar Minaya talks to the media during a press conference to announce Jason Bay's signing to the New York Mets on January 5, 2010 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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   The Yankees have two major rivals right? First of all, the obvious ones, the Red Sox. Ever since "The Curse of the Bambino" the two have been major rivals with some serious baseball games. The other rivals are their cross-town foes. The New York Mets, with some great subway series ball games, including a 2000 World Series against each other.

  Both of these Yankees rivals have done a lot over this offseason to get their teams on top of the game.

New York Mets

    Though there are only two deals that they have made this off-season, one of which was the biggest all off-season. The deal to get Jason Bay that is. A four year, $66 million deal is what it took to get Bay. Now the Mets, possibly look like the best team in all of baseball. With names like Santana, Wright, Delgado, Beltran, and now Bay, even the Yankees might have a run for their money. Why didn't it happen last year? Well with injuries to most of those players, that big run did not really happen in 2009. Now, could the Mets make that run in 2010?

   Also, don't be suprised if they are not done this off-season. Reports say that they also have an offer on Catcher Bengie Molina.


                                                   Boston Red Sox

         The Red Sox have made a few big deals this off-season. First of all, their power hitter, Jason Bay, was in the free agency, and he was not coming back, things were looking bad for the Sox roster, until a few big deals happened. The Red Sox have signed Mike Cameron, John Lackey, and now Adrian Beltre to deals this off-season. Lackey has the stuff to be an ace on the Red Sox roster and he is a pitcher that will gather a great record as a Red Sox. Adrian Beltre (Third Baseman) was also, just recently signed to a deal. He is to be placed at third and Mike Lowell (previous third baseman) is getting off thumb surgery and his Red Sox future is cloudy. Finally, signing Mike Cameron is probably to replace Jason Bay in left field, and Cameron who has won 3 Gold Glove Awards, looks like a great fit in Boston.



So, the Yankees' rivals have made some great deals, who will be the best out of the three teams in 2010? Will Javier Vasquez and Curtis Granderson be the only additions for the Yankees? Are these teams done this off-season?