Jacoby Ellsbury To Yankees

Seven years, $153M. My MFRS is now a Bomber? I think of Gardner-Ellsbury-Ichiro on defense and I get a very warm and tingly feeling in my thing to be broken later.

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  • Oh!

    Surprised, but then immediately not surprised. Onward.

    Devine December 3, 2013, 9:48 pm
  • Think Jeter will give up number 2 for him?

    attackgerbil December 3, 2013, 9:52 pm
  • Pretty sick outfield…

    If Cano re-signs, sick lineup too.

    krueg December 4, 2013, 9:24 am
  • People are of course jumping all over the contract but what am I missing…he’s 30 and signed through age 37, not 40 like ARod. I have no problem with signing him through that age, McCann either???? Is it just me????

    krueg December 4, 2013, 11:13 am
  • I think it’s an overpay (I would be unhappy if that offer had been extended by the Red Sox, hamstrings them financially, Crawford, Gonzalez, etc.). But it’ll probably work out fine for the Yankees overall since past 2014, they won’t be concerned about the luxury tax and Ellsbury’s a very good player.

    Devine December 4, 2013, 11:38 am
  • Also I think Ellsbury’s supposedly being “soft” or injury-prone is inaccurate. He had two freak accidents that derailed a couple of his seasons, and played through pain this past postseason. He’s no more an injury risk than any player.

    Devine December 4, 2013, 11:53 am
  • There is a lot of sour grapes from Sox fans, which is totally understandable given him coming to the Bronx, but yeah I don’t agree either. It seemed like the injuries were from playing hard, right? So how is he soft?

    The guy is a great player. Yeah the money is a lot but the Yankees always pay a premium for star players.

    Get Cano back, win the posting for Tanaka, make sure ARod is gone and we’re good to go.

    krueg December 4, 2013, 3:25 pm
  • The more I hear about the Cano situation…the more sure I am he is coming back. It would be a real stupid move to take the extra money and go to Seattle.

    Now Texas or Detroit???? That makes more sense. That I could see.

    krueg December 4, 2013, 8:48 pm
  • Agreed, krueg. Cano will go back to the Bronx, no doubt in my mind.

    Devine December 4, 2013, 11:28 pm
  • Happy to have him but those years at that cost makes me wince. Is cano worth 5-7 million a year more than ellsbury, particularly when you project how their respective games are likely to age, the level they each are currently at, and the priority-level of need they each address for this particular verdion of the yankees? Absolutely. Not willing to go 200 million on cano but going 153 mill on ellsbury would make no sense to me. Let’s see how this plays out but I feel positive about ellsbury (for 4-5 years), doubtful about the deal the yanks gave him, and curious how they would square that deal with the line they have held so far on the cano negotiation, understanding that “so far” means only that.

    IronHorse-yf December 5, 2013, 4:48 am
  • Would have preferred Ellsbury to sign elsewhere. But that’s his prerogative and with that kind of money on the table … And as opposed to Damon he never said he’d never wear pinstripes. So no hard feelings.

    That being said I’m not sure that’s such a great deal for the Yankees. If they also manage to sign Cano that’s two eventual albatrosses. But Ells (and Cano) will give them a few good seasons and if they win it all in one of those years then nobody’ll complain about these contracts. But how much will the pitching cost to win it all?

    All in all I still believe the Red Sox are in a pretty good spot.

    pale blue eyes December 5, 2013, 8:23 am
  • So basically everyone is saying the last say 2-3 years are a disaster…maybe. But if the guy shows up and makes us better, win a ring or two, its worth it. And who’s to say Ellsbury, McCann and maybe Cano if he signs won’t be successful for their entire contracts??? Is that not even a possibility?

    Positivity people. :)

    krueg December 5, 2013, 12:34 pm
  • Can’t be positive about Ellsbury, Cano and McCann being good for the duration of their contracts. I am sure you understand, krueg. Dustin Pedroia, of course, is an entirely different matter …

    pale blue eyes December 5, 2013, 2:19 pm
  • Oh, and I really hope the Yankees will have to pay A-Rod.

    pale blue eyes December 5, 2013, 2:20 pm
  • Of course pbe, of course…

    You know what I learned today? The Yankees can reset the luxury tax rate ANY YEAR THEY WANT. So, if they don’t get under the $189 this year…ARod…they can do it next year and it still resets.

    Sign them all.

    krueg December 5, 2013, 7:56 pm
  • Cano…10 years in Seattle. Enjoy dummy.

    This was a stupid, stupid, stupid move by Robbie. Enjoy the money because you will never play for a ring again. At least we know what his motivations are now. I’m really not that bummed about it, he was no Jeter/Mo/Pettitte/Bernie/Tino/O’Neill/etc

    Now who else do we get??? Choo, Infante and Tanaka I guess. No problem with the contract monies now! New era boys!

    krueg December 6, 2013, 11:08 am

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