I'm conflicted here. One the one hand, the Yankees definitely needed someone who could play 3rd base (and serve as the right hand side of a DH platoon once A-Rod comes back.) Youk was probably the best option left.
On the other hand, he's not a very good hitter anymore, he's even more injury prone than A-Rod, and I hate his stupid whiny ****ing face. So there's that.
Cool. Hopefully Youk comes remotely close to Bill James' incredibly optimistic 2013 projection (.265/.371/.465). If so, he'll be a steal.
Damn. My head is telling me that he's a 34 year old whose skills scream "poor aging curve" though, so I don't trust that too much. I'll concede that Bill James knows more about baseball than I do though.
Most importantly: if they give Youk #20, I will burn something.
As a Sox fan, I can say that I'm completely indifferent to this signing. I liked Youk while he was here; but he definitely seemed to be on the decline. Perhaps he has a resurgence in New York. Ever since we won a few championships; I'm not bothered by the Yankees and their fans like I used to be.
I think it's a good signing for them, probably for too much, but the Yanks & Sox can afford to overpay per year. I expect that he'll bounce back a little bit this year.