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It appears that the Yankees signing of free agent outfielder and former Red Sox star Jacoby Ellsbury hasn't exactly pleased, well.....anyone. Naturally Sox fans are upset about Ellsbury departing Boston only to sign with their arch enemies in the Bronx. However it's Yankees fans who are by far more the most vocal about the signing.
Still frustrated from a dismal 2013 season Yankee fans frustrations have spilled over to the off season. Many are puzzled as to why the brass in the Bronx would sign Ellsbury to begin with. Even more intelligent fans are questioning the amount of money given to Ellsbury. Yet all fans Yankees or otherwise are completely dumbfounded by the length of the deal.
By The Numbers - Ellsbury vs. Granderson
The fact of the matter is the Yankees have made two moves this off season. In both cases (Brian McCann & Jacoby Ellsbury) they vastly over paid. This does not look good for a team who still has to resign Robinson Cano, whom by the way is looking for almost $30 million per year. For the Yanks, Cano is a definite must sign without his bat it will be another long miserable season. Assuming they do get a deal done with Cano the Yanks are still far from back to contender status. This is do largly in part to the basic fact that none of the guys brought in thus far can pitch. The Yankees rotation was pathetic in 2013 and in 2014 they must replace both Andy Pettitte (retired) and Phil Hughes (free agent). All these reasons combined have the Yankee faithful in a state of disarray.
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