Some quick thoughts (and I've waited months to type this) before I go catch a plane:
1. CC as Yankee is a work in progress. You play the whole season and look at the numbers.
2. Same is true for Brett Gardner, but if he's the real deal, is makes the Yankees (Brett, Melky, Jeter, Damon still) in the class of the fastest Yankee teams of my lifetime, right along side the Mickey Rivers-Willie Randolph-Roy White-Reggie Jackson teams of the late 70s. People forget: Jackson, in his 20s, could fly, so much so the A's had him in centerfield for awhile, even though he couldn't catch the ball.