The New York Yankees added some offense when they signed the National League's leading home run hitter earlier this week.

And they got him for less than the Major League average salary too.

The Yankees signed former Milwaukee Brewer Chris Carter to a 1 year deal for $3.5 million dollars. Sounds like a lot of money for either you or I, but by pro sports's cheap. But is it a smart move?

The 30 year-old Carter has been one of baseball's best home run hitters for several years, but can he do much else? The 1B/DH only bats .218, and lead the league with 206 strikeouts last year.

Plus, where will he even fit in with Austin Tyler, Greg Bird, and the recently signed Matt Holliday?

Carter has already played for three other teams in his seven year career, and some speculate he won't stay in New York for more than a year.

It will be interesting to see what GM Brian Cashman has up his sleeve.