Jacoby Ellsbury has signed with the Yankees. As a yanks fan, this is a mixed blessing. For one, it fits with Girardi’s small ball mentality. Throwing him in with an aging Jeter will help the front end of the lineup, while McCann will fill the hole left with Grandy gone. Big question now is what happens with Cano. If we land him, the yanks will have a few good years at a world series try. The missed blessing part is the salary costs. The yanks haven’t given up anyone in a big trade, which is always helpful. But this isn’t chump change, and these arn’t kids we’re talking about. I just hope the yanks don’t burn any bridges we’ll need in the future if we ever get another good set of prospects we want to keep once our aging fleet gets only older.
In the mean time, this seems like a good signing. Too many home run hitters has made the yanks too boom bust, so I hope this is a step in the right direction.