Posted 03 December 2013 - 10:01 PM
The article says they're still trying to retain Cano, but this move makes me doubtful. The way Cano and his camp have operated so far, I can't imagine they'll take this news lightly. Just earlier today there was a report that Cano and the Yankees were far apart and I don't think this kind of signing is going to help matters. He's gonna take a reasonable (not 300 million, lol) deal somewhere else.
Posted 04 December 2013 - 12:03 AM
Posted 04 December 2013 - 12:54 AM
Posted 04 December 2013 - 01:12 AM
Speed guys do not age well offensively.
Anyway, Ellsbury is definitely worth a lot of money, but I would really like to see the second best offer to him. 6/100 seems on target. This is really out there.
Now obviously Ellsbury could bust but the athleticism speed players possess tend to make them age pretty gracefully.
Posted 04 December 2013 - 06:30 AM
Posted 04 December 2013 - 07:56 AM
He has played 4 full or close to full season and the other two seasons he played a combined 92 games. (not counting his 2007 season when he was first brought up) I would not stick that much money for a guy who has played a full season every other year. Plus, if that every other holds that means 4 hurt years and 3 healthy in this contract. (sarcasm) Anyway, what makes you say he is the safest free agent?
Oft injured? He is the safest FA this year, though seven years is one more than I would have done.
Posted 04 December 2013 - 07:59 AM
1. The money could be used better elsewhere, but remember, you can only have 24 guys.
2. The money keeps them from signing another player. We know, probably, this is not the case for the Yankees.
3. The team keeps playing a player that is bad because he makes money. No idea if this will happen if Jacoby becomes bad or not.
Is he worth that much to a team where the money creates opportunity costs? I think that is debatable, but for the Yankees? It creats no opportunity cost at all probably.
Not all wins are equal, and not all payroll situations are equal. He's one of the best players in baseball the last few years. If he gets them over the top and in the playoffs, that's worth a lot to them.
the Yankees were 16th in runs scored last year. It is easier to fix that in FA than it is to fix pitching.
In a vacuum, for other teams, it might or might not be a good deal. For a team that really does not have budget constraints, I don't get how this can be considered a bad deal.
Posted 04 December 2013 - 08:10 AM
Edited by Major Leauge Ready, 04 December 2013 - 08:12 AM.