https://twitter.com/FeinsandNYDN/status/408045027240067072The Yankees' deal with Ellsbury is done, pending a physical. I'm told the contract is bigger than Crawford's 7 year/$142M deal.
"Look, Robby, we are committed to winning. We have a new catcher and center fielder. All we need now is a 2B. Never mind who is going to pitch..."alydar said:
https://twitter.com/TBrownYahoo/status/408046531577532416Also, according source, even with McCann and possible Ellsbury, Cano still in play for Yanks.
They lose their second round pick. This is what they did in the 2008-2009 off-season. Signed several compensation free agents but only lost one first round pick.Corsi said:How does this work with regards to draft pick compensation, since they also signed McCann?
If Slappy is suspended, they still have room for Cano and Ells. But I think they'd be out on Tanaka at that point if they want to be under 189.foulkehampshire said:
They have the money to support a payroll of 300 million.
I think all this talk about "staying under the cap" was all bullshit.
snowmanny said:They lose their second round pick. This is what they did in the 2008-2009 off-season. Signed several compensation free agents but only lost one first round pick.
Not the way it works anymore, Sox and Braves each get sandwich picks.Corsi said:
Any reason why the Braves get the first rounder and we don't?