By Zardoz Z. Bachman

It is now being reported in various sources that the Yankees should consumate the deal sometime on Sunday.

“Sources close to the talks have told ESPN’s Peter Gammons that the deal is close to being completed and could be done as soon as Sunday morning. However, ESPN’s Jayson Stark reports that it’s not a done deal quite yet. The official said “issues remain” that still could stand in the way of the deal being completed… ” —