Such is the way we reviseth Hank Steinbrenner’s churlish comment from a couple of weeks back. Now I am really confused, though. The reports back then, if they were to be trusted, said that the Yankees were prepared to extend Alex for 5 years and about $140M, meaning that they would have owed him $221M over eight years under those terms, with $30M paid by the Texas Rangers ($27.6M AAV gross, $23.8M AAV in Yankee money). Now Alex is reportedly going to get $275M over 10 years (plus incentives) that could push the total value over the $300M mark, all coming from the Yanks.
So who crawled back to whom, exactly?
(Not that it matters, the Yankees retain the services of the best player in the game, and that’s good for them, no question)