Despite the massive groupthink that exists around Eduardo Nunez, we made the case in late November to get rid of him. The hype that surrounds him is completely unjustified and it looks like the Yankees’ front office may agree with us (and try to capitalize on it). Time will tell.

Mark Feinsand of the Daily News:

The Yankees finally made some news at the Winter Meetings, winning the rights to negotiate with Japanese infielder Hiroyuki Nakajima.

Having submitted the winning bid to the Seibu Lions, the Yankees now have 30 days to agree to a contract with the 29-year-old shortstop.

Nakajima, a career .302 hitter in five seasons in the Pacific League. He hit at least 20 home runs in each season between 2008-2010, finishing last season with 16 home runs and 100 RBI.

Assuming they come to a deal, the Yankees figure to use Nakajima as a backup infielder, giving them depth at the spot to go along with Eduardo Nunez, who could be made available in a trade.