That was all the way back on January 7th. Less than one week later, the Yankees gave a 3 year deal to Rafael Soriano making him the richest set up man in the world... giving up their pick to Tampa in the process.
Look, I get this move. He's a good reliever and having a very deep bullpen could help the Yankees... especially since Andy Pettitte could be sitting on his porch whittling all summer and A. J. Burnett is the Yankees #3 starter!
(The fact that he is letting up flyballs in a hitter's ballpark isn't good, but I digress.)
Just don't make pronouncements like that, Brian. You are already experiencing an off season where people think you are a little bit rudderless. Don't put fuel on the fire of contradicting yourself and making your moves look desperate.
I know you WANT to patiently build a team from the ground up... but you didn't take a patient organization.
Learn the art of not making promises. You break a lot fewer when they don't exist.