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Yankees Hot Stove: Signing Jacoby Ellsbury shock and awe

All I can say to Red Sox Nation is BOOYAH!

I had read rumors that the New York Yankees were interested in the now ex-Red Sox Jacoby Ellsbury, but this deal stunned me.

Just imagining Brett Gardner signing with the Red Sox makes me repulsed, so this one has to sting up in Beantown.

Ellsbury is not the first homegrown Red Sox to come to New York, but until I am at Opening Day in the Bronx to witness the perpetrator in pinstripes it is hard for me to believe.

I presume this means Curtis Granderson is as good as gone, as the Yankees outfield looks pretty set with Gardner in left, Ellsbury in center and Alfonso Soriano in right with Ichiro Suzuki and Vernon Wells around as fillers.

New York Yankees Jacoby Ellsbury.

New York Yankees Jacoby Ellsbury.

Do I think 7-years at $153 million with an additional eighth year, $16 million option is ridiculous? 

Ahhhh…. yes!

But Ellsbury is a client of agent Scott Boras, aka baseball’s biggest bully, who loves to stick it to the Yankees, especially after his mini-feud with Yankees president Randy Levine back in 2012.

Boras criticized the Yankees new frugal approach last off-season, and Levine told him to “stick to his day job.”

Well, looks like Boras will be laughing all the way to the bank, as the Yankees are still his cash cow.

My concern is that the Yankees just committed a lot of years to another north of 30-year old, superstar who is injury prone.

Not doubt, Ellsbury is a great player when healthy. Oh my!

Look, I will give my detailed opinion on Ellsbury in a day or two after my ‘take that Boston’ feeling subsides.

 

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2 Comments

  1. Richard says:

    I would not be surprised if Gardner was part of a package to get a SP. He is a FA next year.

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