Talking to other Yankee fans, opinions are all over the place.
One guy friend of mine came up to me at dinner last night and said, “How do you feel about Brain Cashman ruining the Yankees?”
My response t him was, “Ruined? That is yet to be determined, but no doubt the monster contract was shocking. It will be a problem if Hal Steinbrenner doesn’t sign Cano because too much was green spent on Ellsbury to keep payroll below $189 million and keep our MVP caliber second baseman. Oh and I won’t like it if the Yankees trade Brett Gardner either because of Ellsbury.”
This Ellsbury deal has me utterly confused.
One minute I like Ellsbury for the short-term, and the next it makes no sense to me.
Looking at Ellsbury batting stats don’t help as one season he is MVP worthy, only to barely play at all the next due to some odd injuries.
What do you think about the Yankees signing of Ellsbury?
Here are his seasonal batting stats to take into consideration, as the last years Yankees outfield couldn’t hit a tennis ball out of the Stadium so offense has to be taken into account.
(all stats courtesy of baseball-reference.com)Jacoby Ellsbury - Standard Batting Stats