By Brian Starkman
The New York Yankees reached deals with both Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera. Jeter signed a three-year contract worth $51 million with an $8 million player option for a fourth year. Rivera signed a two-year deal worth $30 million. The Yankees now look to bring in free agent pitcher Cliff Lee as the Winter Meetings have already begun.
The Mets continue to look for bargain deals. They have yet to name a hitting coach after naming Terry Collins manager three weeks ago. There has been interest in Beltran but it is unknown how willing the Mets are willing to trade him.
The Boston Red Sox landed the first blockbuster trade of the off-season acquiring first basemen slugger Adrian Gonzalez from the San Diego Padres for four prospects. Both sides were unable to agree to an extension, however still approved the trade.
Carl Crawford can expect a big deal after the Washington Nationals blew the world away when they inked outfielder Jayson Werth to a seven-year contract worth up to $126 million.
Brandon Jacobs ran all over the Washington Redskins Sunday compiling 103 yards on eight carries scoring two touchdowns. Ahamad Bradshaw also had a good game adding 97 yards on 25 carries as the New York Giants trounced the Washington Redskins 31-7.
Too cold for comfort as the New York Jets are routed 45-3 on Monday Night Football against division rival New England Patriots. Tom Brady threw four touchdown passes to four different receivers while BenJarvus Green-Ellis ran in two touchdowns totaling 72 yards on 18 carries.