January 9, 2005
From the New York Post:
Sierra, 39, signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract, declining deals for option years with multiple teams because he’s happy in the Bronx.
“He’s very appreciative for getting the opportunity Mr. Steinbrenner has given him there in New York,” his agent, Chuck Berry, said. “He likes Joe Torre. That has been a very good relationship in the last couple years.
“Being on a winning team is important as well. So is the comfort level. Put it all together, and it pointed in the direction (of the Yankees).”
The feeling is mutual, GM Brian Cashman said.
“We’re happy to have Ruben back,” Cashman said. “He’s a quality player off the bench for us. And at times during the regular season he becomes even more than that for me.
“He is good for us in games. He is good for us in the clubhouse.”
I’m glad to see Ruben back. I enjoy watching him play. He’s not the best at anything, but he’s a pretty good guy to have. I dubbed him Old Man October this past postseason. Not neccessarily because his numbers in the postseason are particularly awesome (they are alright – and he had a big, big HR against the Twins in the DS), just because it sounded cool. :)