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State of the organization: Second base

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Feb 05, 2014 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Roberts (2)

Moving around the diamond in our look at the Yankees heading into spring training, our next stop is perhaps the position that’s changed the most in the past 12 months. The best second baseman in baseball is long gone, replaced by a bunch of question marks.

RobertsTop of the depth chart: Brian Roberts
Backup options: Kelly Johnson, Eduardo Nunez, Brendan Ryan, Dean Anna, Scott Sizemore
Also coming to camp: Yangervis Solarte, Corban Joseph, Jose Pirela
Deeper in the system: Gosuke Katoh, Rob Refsnyder, Angelo Gumbs

Despite a series of injury problems the past four years, Roberts is coming to camp as the Yankees top choice at second base. When Cano priced himself out of the Yankees plans, the team went looking elsewhere in a thin market to fill a position that’s often underwhelming to begin with. In Roberts they found a switch hitter who used to be one of the best in the game, but also a guy who has not played more than 77 games since 2009.

Lingering question: Just how many games can Roberts play?
For a while, it seemed fair to wonder if the Yankees saw Roberts as a lineup regular, part of an eventual platoon, or even as a just-in-case option who would hold down the position if – and only if – the Yankees couldn’t find someone else. Then Joe Girardi said this in January: “I’ll sit down and have a conversation and try to get a feel what he thinks the optimal level of games that he’s going to play, but we’d like to play him pretty often.” Maybe they’ll simply use Roberts until he breaks, and then hope a new solution has presented itself.

Eduardo NunezWorth watching this spring: Dean Anna
We basically know the story with Eduardo Nunez, we know Kelly Johnson is penciled in at third base, and we know a guy like Scott Sizemore is primarily a right-handed platoon option at either second or third. What we don’t know is what exactly Anna is capable of doing. Acquired from the Padres this winter, he can play almost anywhere, but he’s best at second. And offensively he’s shown an ability to get on base. As a left-handed hitter, he doesn’t really fit that glaring search for a right-handed platoon player, but he just might emerge as a legitimate backup option should Roberts get hurt.

Best-case scenario: Roughly 500 at-bats
Given his age and injury concerns, there are plenty of reasons to wonder what Roberts is capable of doing this season. But look at the other options coming to camp. It’s not like there’s a sure thing in that clubhouse, and there’s not a standout prospect either. The best-case scenario revolves around Roberts staying healthy enough – and productive enough — to be something close to an everyday player. If he’s not able to handle the workload, the Yankees will have to fall back on a group of players who carry no more dependability than Roberts.

Worst-case scenario: Remember third base in 2013?
In a way, the Yankees have tried this sort of thing before. Just last year, as a matter of fact, they knew Alex Rodriguez was going to miss at least part of the season at third base, and so they got a familiar name – Kevin Youkilis – who was both aging and had some recent injury problems. Of course, we all know what happened next. Youkilis was hurt again, and none of the second-string, third-string, or fourth-string options was able to provide any sort of stability. If things go wrong this year, second base could be heading the same direction.

Keep an eye on this year: Rob Refsnyder
The Yankees actually have a handful of interesting young second basemen, headlined by last year’s supplemental-round pick Gosuke Katoh, who had a tremendous professional debut in rookie ball last season. He’s little, but the guy raked last season, and his defense gets positive reviews. But the Yankees are going to need help at second long before Katoh is ready, and that’s where Refsnyder comes in. He was primarily an outfielder in college, but the Yankees have moved him to the infield. What’s most interesting is his bat. The guy hit .293/.413/.413 between Low-A and High-A last season. If the bat shows similar numbers in the upper levels – and the glove keeps making progress – he could become a part of the second base picture. Not remotely a sure thing, but he’s interesting.

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66 Responses to “State of the organization: Second base”

  1. blake February 5th, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    Sad

  2. yankeefeminista February 5th, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    :(

  3. yankeefeminista February 5th, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    Katoh playing in an infield with Culver or Avelino on the big club would be fun. #dreambig! #GGrunsaving! #prayfordevelopingbats…

  4. blake February 5th, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    Test

  5. Doreen February 5th, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    I really try not to dwell on what could go wrong.

    It’s very difficult.

  6. blake February 5th, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    @bheyman99: Curt Schilling statement via ESPN: “We’ve been presented with another challenge, as I’ve recently been diagnosed with c@ncer”

    Whoa….get better curt.

  7. blake February 5th, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    Why does c@ncer get eaten by the filter

  8. Don February 5th, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    I hope Dean Anna can do something for the team. He looks like an exciting ball player.

  9. Doreen February 5th, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    blake -

    It’s one of the words Pete cut out back when stuff was crazy on here. Not sure of how it was used, but probably not in the way you just did.

    Sad news for Schilling. I wish him well. What kind, I wonder? His wife is a survivor of skin c@ncer, I believe.

  10. blake February 5th, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    Sad news for Schilling. I wish him well. What kind, I wonder? His wife is a survivor of skin c@ncer, I believe.”

    I don’t think they have said what kind…..yea his wife had melanoma

  11. Against All Odds February 5th, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    I was waiting for this post to be written

  12. Against All Odds February 5th, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Get well soon Schilling

  13. tomingeorgia February 5th, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    trisha,
    Tried three times last thread, the realized I used a forbidden word. I’m a Gemini on the cusp of C*ncer. We’re supposed to be friendly and social people with a converse tendency toward lonerhood. We’re supposed to be affable until confronted, then very action-oriented. I know nothing of astrology. Anything to it?

  14. yankeefeminista February 5th, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    My Brighton Sangos ( the guy is conversing avec stones ), really do belong outside in the elements.
    ____
    jmills, they are beautiful, but it is hard to see the spatial relationship to space in the photos… and yes, release those sculptures into the elements if you can.
    ____
    Best wishes to Schilling, his wife and his family.

  15. UpState February 5th, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    billybryan February 5th, 2014 at 5:40 pm
    Curt Schilling

    He faked the bloody sock, he faked Rhode Island into thinking he was a legitimate businessman and heisted $75 million from the state. The likelihood is that he’s faking can.cer to gain more traction for the Hall of Fame. Better that he started this ploy now while he still has many years left on the ballot.
    ==============================
    Granted that he’s a creep & a thief….
    …but this isn’t a thing you ‘use’ for sympathy.
    He remains a creep.
    And I’m sure virtually all of us here hope he beats it – and beats it quickly !

  16. tomingeorgia February 5th, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    Upstate,
    Hear, hear.

  17. J. Alfred Prufrock February 5th, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    All the best to the Schillings.
    ///

    Chad,

    I’ve yet to hear whether he is expected to be in pre-hip surgery form, but if Anderson Feliz is good to go, they could move him back to 2B.

    He has some real Robi-like tools.
    ///

    Brian Roberts…. smh

  18. yankeefeminista February 5th, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    Agree about Feliz. There is no reason to shift him to 3B; his GG D and his bat play better at 2B. Pruf, I will see what I can find out on that front.

    Roberts was very good … once. I won a fantasy WS with him during the days when he was OPS in the .800′s. Sigh.

  19. yankeefeminista February 5th, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    *OPSing

  20. yankeefeminista February 5th, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    Trenton Thunder @TrentonThunder 1h
    Rookie is starting to retrieve his rope toy…next step will be a Mini Bat. #BatPuppy. pic.twitter.com/hWTgUMwCSf

  21. yankeefeminista February 5th, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    jmills,

    Rob Rossi ?@RobRossi_Trib
    No Stamkos for Canada at the Olympics, per #tblightning … #Sochi2014

  22. tomingeorgia February 5th, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    Valentine’s Day is coming up, and one of the biggest jewelry stores in Augusta came up with a brilliant idea: Add a full service gun shop! She gets her diamonds, he gets a new gun. I love the South!

  23. yankeefeminista February 5th, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    tom, as per your wife:

    Craig Ey ?@PHLBizEditor 2h
    BREAKING: Villanova closed for rest of week. No heat or power

  24. Blojaldo February 5th, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    Whatever happens at second base this season and in the future I will be eternally grateful to the Yankee’s management for not bending over and going $220 plus and eight to ten for Cano. I’m glad we learned from past mistakes what damage long term contracts with players in their thirties can do. We should never do a deal like that again.

    I also think that if he didn’t hustle before his ship came in, there is no telling what work ethic he would have had after. Plus his friendships with A-Rod and Melky left a bad taste in my mouth and I wouldn’t be shocked if there is something the suits upstairs knew that we don’t. I also think his “the Yankees didn’t respect me” comment was just ridiculous. And, he clearly didn’t value being a Yankee for his career; it was just a bad fit. I am not sad he’s gone.

  25. jmills February 5th, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    Thing remains for me, Curt was a dangerous pitcher, he cut me down in that game 5 in, ’93. I find it unbelievable that he is faking, c!ncer. Until I know otherwise, I wish him well through a hard time.

  26. austinmac February 5th, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    Dan,

    I’m not sure a get any Anna excitement. Last hitter was spent in the hitter heaven PCL. I’ve never seen him play, but I must wonder why is he a 27 year old rookie?

  27. pete2 February 5th, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    Schilling had a heart attack in 2011 too, and now some undisclosed c@ncer. How old is he? Announces this on the same day the Red Sox announce his old teammates are in the Red Sox HOF. Not a great retirement, he had to sell his bloody sock too, and of course his business went up in smoke.

  28. jmills February 5th, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    No Stamkos?; oh well, we didn’t have Orr in ’72! :D

  29. tomingeorgia February 5th, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    yankeefem,
    I’m glad we’re nowhere near there.

  30. austinmac February 5th, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    Good luck to Schilling. He would have been much more likable as a Yankee. Funny how Clemens got better.

  31. Against All Odds February 5th, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    I’m glad we learned from past mistakes what damage long term contracts with players in their thirties can do. We should never do a deal like that again.

    —————–

    They just did that with Ellsbury

  32. Against All Odds February 5th, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    And, he clearly didn’t value being a Yankee for his career;

    ———————

    Yrs ago

    Cano: How about a contract extension
    Yanks: You have yrs left on your deal play out your contract.

    Only to come to him yrs later nd try to extend him. The shipped had already sailed at that point.

  33. Blojaldo February 5th, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    He just turned thirty in September and he will be 37 at the end of his contract. I can live with that. It’s not 40. If we get five good years out of him it’s a good deal.

  34. jmills February 5th, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    Curt has had problems as many ( if not all ) of us, have concured ( that’s life ). Many struggle with moneatary comfort ( I’m still trying not to worry ); but if the big C concern comes up, I afford a non reserved room at first.

  35. raymagnetic February 5th, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    Yeah they did the same with Ellsbury. Not.

    Last I checked Ellsbury didn’t get a 10 year contract and he’s younger than Cano.

  36. Blojaldo February 5th, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    Against All Odds February 5th, 2014 at 6:43 pm
    And, he clearly didn’t value being a Yankee for his career;
    ———————
    Yrs ago
    Cano: How about a contract extension
    Yanks: You have yrs left on your deal play out your contract.
    Only to come to him yrs later nd try to extend him. The shipped had already sailed at that point.
    ___________________

    The Yankees weren’t doing extensions with anybody under contract at that point if I am not mistaken. They had their scuffles with Jeter and even a little with Mo regarding money. Everyone concerned should get beyond that. He didn’t want to be here, he didn’t like Girardi, etc. There’s more to this than meets the eye I think.

  37. BoJo February 5th, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Chad–

    You overlooked one possibility. Signing the Cuban SS on Feb 19 and converting him to 2B (where scouts seem to think he will play best). The kid supposedly has a good bat and a lot of talent.

  38. pete2 February 5th, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    Interesting article on Dean Anna here. A 26th round pick whose OBP skills were not appreciated by his organization. Got tagged as a non-prospect early on. Only had the opportunity to play as a regular for 3 years and made it to the AAA last year. Has played every position except P, C, CF

    http://www.hardballtimes.com/t.....dean-anna/

    While the PCL is a hitters league, Matt Carpenter might be his best comp who produced similar numbers in the PCL only 1 yr younger and hit well for the Cardinals when called up at age 26.

    Looking forward to him getting a chance because I have absolutely no confidence Roberts can stay healthy (although I would love to see him revert to the guy he once was with the Orioles).

  39. Against All Odds February 5th, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    raymagnetic February 5th, 2014 at 6:48 pm
    Yeah they did the same with Ellsbury. Not.

    Last I checked Ellsbury didn’t get a 10 year contract and he’s younger than Cano.
    ————————————-

    He’s a yr younger than Cano and got a 7 yr deal as a speed guy.

  40. UpState February 5th, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    Blojaldo February 5th, 2014 at 6:27 pm
    Whatever happens at second base this season and in the future I will be eternally grateful to the Yankee’s management for not bending over and going $220 plus and eight to ten for Cano. I’m glad we learned from past mistakes what damage long term contracts with players in their thirties can do. We should never do a deal like that again.

    I also think that if he didn’t hustle before his ship came in, there is no telling what work ethic he would have had after. Plus his friendships with A-Rod and Melky left a bad taste in my mouth and I wouldn’t be shocked if there is something the suits upstairs knew that we don’t. I also think his “the Yankees didn’t respect me” comment was just ridiculous. And, he clearly didn’t value being a Yankee for his career; it was just a bad fit. I am not sad he’s gone.
    ========================================

    Been stealing my thoughts ???

    (better than I could write)

  41. Against All Odds February 5th, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    He didn’t want to be here, he didn’t like Girardi, etc. There’s more to this than meets the eye I think.

    —————-

    Huh??? He didn’t want to be here but he went to them with yrs left on his deal with the idea of extending. That sounds like a player that didn’t want to be here. Answer this question why reject the extension yrs ago only to approach him in 2013 ST with hopes of extending him. Did they really think with months left on his deal he would be open to doing it. They treated it like a business but Cano was wrong to do so. Does that make sense.

  42. austinmac February 5th, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    I know little of Diaz, but it sure would be nice to add a 23 year old middle infielder with upside.

    In the meantime. I will hope Roberts plays as well as he did the last month or so of the season last year.

  43. Blojaldo February 5th, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    Well grassy-ass señor UpState. :)

  44. austinmac February 5th, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    Pete,

    Nice article on Anna. We may as well hope.

  45. bigdan22 February 5th, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    pete2 February 5th, 2014 at 7:09 pm
    Interesting article on Dean Anna here. A 26th round pick whose OBP skills were not appreciated by his organization. Got tagged as a non-prospect early on

    ——

    Interesting. Sounds like a victim of the condition I discussed last week: prospect industry bias. Low round draft pick. Little power. Not fast. Not spectacular with the glove. Probably doesn’t “look” like a ballplayer. But just gets on base and produces when given a chance.

    Bill James talked about this 20 years ago. Wade Boggs almost fell into that trap. Not a high draft pick. He was slow. Poor defensively. Little power. Didn’t “look” like a ballplayer. Spent 6 years in the minors. But he always could get on base. Sounds similar doesn’t it.

    Bill James

  46. UpState February 5th, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    pete2 February 5th, 2014 at 7:09 pm
    Interesting article on Dean Anna here. A 26th round pick whose OBP skills were not appreciated by his organization. Got tagged as a non-prospect early on. Only had the opportunity to play as a regular for 3 years and made it to the AAA last year. Has played every position except P, C, CF

    http://www.hardballtimes.com/t…..dean-anna/

    While the PCL is a hitters league, Matt Carpenter might be his best comp who produced similar numbers in the PCL only 1 yr younger and hit well for the Cardinals when called up at age 26.

    Looking forward to him getting a chance because I have absolutely no confidence Roberts can stay healthy (although I would love to see him revert to the guy he once was with the Orioles).
    =============================================

    Good article….THX !

    ….makes you want to root for him !

    Good luck, Dean Anna !

  47. bigdan22 February 5th, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Blojaldo February 5th, 2014 at 6:27 pm
    Whatever happens at second base this season and in the future I will be eternally grateful to the Yankee’s management for not bending over and going $220 plus and eight to ten for Cano. I’m glad we learned from past mistakes what damage long term contracts with players in their thirties can do. We should never do a deal like that again.

    I also think that if he didn’t hustle before his ship came in, there is no telling what work ethic he would have had after. Plus his friendships with A-Rod and Melky left a bad taste in my mouth and I wouldn’t be shocked if there is something the suits upstairs knew that we don’t. I also think his “the Yankees didn’t respect me” comment was just ridiculous. And, he clearly didn’t value being a Yankee for his career; it was just a bad fit. I am not sad he’s gone.

    ——–

    No reason to feel bad. The Yanks got his best years at a great price. They should be so fortunate in the future.

  48. Blojaldo February 5th, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    Against All Odds February 5th, 2014 at 7:20 pm
    He didn’t want to be here, he didn’t like Girardi, etc. There’s more to this than meets the eye I think.
    —————-
    Huh??? He didn’t want to be here but he went to them with yrs left on his deal with the idea of extending. That sounds like a player that didn’t want to be here. Answer this question why reject the extension yrs ago only to approach him in 2013 ST with hopes of extending him. Did they really think with months left on his deal he would be open to doing it. They treated it like a business but Cano was wrong to do so. Does that make sense.
    ________________

    Good take I guess but Cano’s contract was up. He knew the Yankees had a policy of not extending players or coaches while under contract. Did he really think the Yankees would change that for him? In 2008 he willingly signed a $30 million four years deal with club options for $14 million and $15 million. The Yankees exercised both options of course, that was smart. Cano and Boras hated it for sure.

  49. Against All Odds February 5th, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    He knew the Yankees had a policy of not extending players or coaches while under contract. Did he really think the Yankees would change that for him?

    —————

    With the changing landscape it was worth a shot was it not. Did they actually think the initial offer the gave him was going to get it done…6/168

  50. UpState February 5th, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    Dodgers To Sign 29 YO Justin Turner
    (He’ll earn $1MM if he makes the Dodgers roster)

    Cleveland has officially signed 31 YO first baseman/outfielder Bryan LaHair.

    We just talked about Turner possibly for NYY BU1B.

    …..Still have Casey Kotchman on a front burner.

    (that is if we can’t get that Montero kid that has no place to play out there in Seattle)

  51. Nick in SF February 5th, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    “He didn’t want to be here but he went to them with yrs left on his deal with the idea of extending. ”

    Is this fact or myth? When did this happen?

  52. raymagnetic February 5th, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    “He’s a yr younger than Cano and got a 7 yr deal as a speed guy.”

    Younger is younger and 7 years is still not 10 years. In other words they did not do the same thing with Ellsbury as they did with cano.

  53. Against All Odds February 5th, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Nick in SF February 5th, 2014 at 8:15 pm
    “He didn’t want to be here but he went to them with yrs left on his deal with the idea of extending. ”

    Is this fact or myth? When did this happen?

    ——————

    Back in 2010 or 2011

  54. Nick in SF February 5th, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    “Back in 2010 or 2011″

    What is it that you contend happened?

  55. Against All Odds February 5th, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    raymagnetic February 5th, 2014 at 8:16 pm
    “He’s a yr younger than Cano and got a 7 yr deal as a speed guy.”

    Younger is younger and 7 years is still not 10 years. In other words they did not do the same thing with Ellsbury as they did with cano.

    —————

    Is Ellsbury a long term deal or not?? Has he been injury prone or not??

  56. raymagnetic February 5th, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Cano came with hat in hand and the mean yankees refused to negotiate with him.

  57. chicken_stanley February 5th, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Is this fact or myth? When did this happen?

    ———————

    Hi Nick… hope the world is treating you well.

    I checked whether this is fact or myth on snopes.com – unfortunately no luck :) (if only it were that simple to determine fact or fiction in the Yankees universe)

  58. Against All Odds February 5th, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    Nick in SF February 5th, 2014 at 8:18 pm
    “Back in 2010 or 2011?

    What is it that you contend happened?

    —————————–

    Yea. He approached them about extending long term but was rejected.

  59. raymagnetic February 5th, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    Blojando’s point was that they refused to hand out a 10 year deal to a player who’s be in his 40′s at the end of it.

    That’s a true story. Ellsbury’s contract isn’t 10 years and he won’t be in his 40s at the end of it.

  60. Against All Odds February 5th, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    raymagnetic February 5th, 2014 at 8:20 pm
    Cano came with hat in hand and the mean yankees refused to negotiate with him.

    ——————

    No Cano approached the Yankees about staying here long term and they refused only to try and extend him when he only had months left on his deal. Doesn’t that sound like a team that realized they messed up?

  61. Nick in SF February 5th, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    “He approached them about extending long term but was rejected.”

    Wonderful, can you provide any evidence that this really happened? Any at all would be helpful.

  62. pete2 February 5th, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Blojaldo February 5th, 2014 at 6:27 pm
    “Whatever happens at second base this season and in the future I will be eternally grateful to the Yankee’s management for not bending over and going $220 plus and eight to ten for Cano. I’m glad we learned from past mistakes what damage long term contracts with players in their thirties can do.”

    Actually, assuming you are referring to Arods contract, that’s not the lesson learned. Cano’s deal was was 24 AAV. Arod’s deal at the time in 2014 dollars was closer to 36 million AAV. Even with that, Arods deal was more damaging due to the Yankees decided to try and cut payroll to 2002 levels (in nominal dollars) at a time when their farm system stopped producing cost controlled players to subsidize these free agent deals.

    Arods deal was a monstrosity, Cano’s simply would have been one where he was a bargain for a few years and not very good for the last few years. Right now the Yankees are probably 50/50 to make the playoffs, with Cano they would be the favorites to win the division. If they fix the farm system and can live with the LT as they have for so many years, there is a good chance nobody would feel Canos deal to be that burdensome 7 years down the road.

    Of course, if Cano turned into a pumpkin from year 1 his deal would be a killer.

  63. raymagnetic February 5th, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    “No Cano approached the Yankees about staying here long term and they refused only to try and extend him when he only had months left on his deal. Doesn’t that sound like a team that realized they messed up?”

    You have no clue what Cano’s price for an extension was. In my version if the story he wanted 12/360 when he came to them.

  64. pete2 February 5th, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    Blojaldo February 5th, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    “Good take I guess but Cano’s contract was up. He knew the Yankees had a policy of not extending players or coaches while under contract. Did he really think the Yankees would change that for him? In 2008 he willingly signed a $30 million four years deal with club options for $14 million and $15 million. The Yankees exercised both options of course, that was smart. Cano and Boras hated it for sure.”

    What do you mean change it?. That deal you were talking about was an extension!!! He was 3 years away from free agency. Cano simply wanted to extend the earlier extension. .

  65. Against All Odds February 5th, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    raymagnetic February 5th, 2014 at 8:21 pm
    Blojando’s point was that they refused to hand out a 10 year deal to a player who’s be in his 40?s at the end of it.

    That’s a true story. Ellsbury’s contract isn’t 10 years and he won’t be in his 40s at the end of it.

    ————————

    Will he make it through the length of the contract regardless of being 40 yrs old or not. I understand everyone loves Ellsbury but let’s not act like his contract doesn’t come without risk. I wouldn’t have signed Cano for ten but I damn sure wouldn’t have signed Ells for 7.

  66. Nick in SF February 5th, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    Hey chicken_stanley, good to see you! I’m going to get in touch with snopes so we can sort this out.

    I’ll be looking for your evidence on the next thread, Against All Odds. :arrow:

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