All I can say to Red Sox Nation is BOOYAH!
Ellsbury's Yankees deal is seven years and $153 million. There is also an eighth year option that could raise the total value to $169M.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) December 4, 2013
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.
Do I think 7-years at $153 million with an additional eighth year, $16 million option is ridiculous?
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.