Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Jacoby Ellsbury would not fall into the category of most beloved Yankees. He has four years at $89.6 million left, has proven brittle, and in pinstripes, has only shown flashes of game-changing skills. Like Bruce with the Mets, the Yankees will be done with the contracts of Alex Rodriguez and CC Sabathia after this season. Neither will be an issue to the 2018 payroll, which the Yankees hope to drag under the luxury tax threshold. Plus, the Yankees have young outfielders coming whom Ellsbury will soon block.
If only it would have been obvious that the Ellsbury signing was ridiculous on the day it was signed.
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