I thought he wanted years. 2 years isn't that bad. Sure, he's overpaid, but so are most free agents. The good news for the Pirates is they aren't stuck overpaying him for half a decade.
thats the kicker though, as a catcher he wanted more than a one yr deal, yanks probably would have given him the money for a one yr deal but they are getting below 189 by the '14 season. I think its 189, not sure - anyways they are getting out of the tax hit by '14. I still think they get a guy with only a yr left or low salary guy.