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There’s risk and comfort that comes with each side of a contract extension, and today the Yankees and Brett Gardner took on a little of both with a four-year, $52 million contract.

Gardner can look at the four-year, $48 million deal signed by Michael Bourn last winter and have a pretty solid point of comparison. With a good year, Gardner might have earned more on the open market. With a bad year, he might have earned less.

“It’s probably the biggest decision I ever had to make in my life,” Gardner said. “I put a lot of thought into it, but at the end of the day, it’s a lot of money. Where I come from, that money or twice that much money, I’m not going to change the way I live my life. Maybe I can help more people with it, with a little more money, but I just look forward to coming out and working hard every day, playing hard, and continuing to do the things I’ve been doing.”

The Yankees can point to a home-grown player who’s been one of the few successful position players produced in recent years. He’s not a typical corner outfielder, and he’s had injury trouble, but he also brings speed, defense, on-base ability and outfield security going forward.

“Once you get into free agency, all bets are off,” Brian Cashman said. “This winter, we needed to make things happen to reset some things for us, and it cost a lot of money. Other clubs operate the same way, that’s why in free agency, you can get crushed. If he has another Gardy-type capability year, my interest would have still have been to keep him, but it might have been harder to do so.”

Ultimately, it’s about stability for both sides. Gardner wanted to stay in New York. The Yankees wanted to have another outfielder in place going forward.

“Free agency is something that, it kind of intrigued me, but it also kind of scared me,” Gardner said. “I’ve never been anywhere else. I got drafted here almost nine years ago, and I love it here. … It’s meaningful being able to play for New York, and hopefully one day I can retire and say that I didn’t play for another team. I think that would be awesome.”

Said Cashman: “He’s made himself into something very special. … I remember Gary Denbo in the Florida State League was like, ‘This guy is going to play center field for the Yankees one day.’ I also remember hearing scouts outside the organization say, ‘That guy will never play center field in New York.’ To some degree because of other signings, he hasn’t had a chance to play center as much as he would have, but he’s made himself into a tremendous major-league player and he’s got a mental toughness that we love. He’s been a great teammate and we look forward to him performing and being all that he’s been the last few years for us going forward.”

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96 Responses to “Video: Yankees, Gardner find stability with long-term extension”

  1. MTU February 23rd, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    Congrats to GGBG.

    D-Rob should be next.

    ;)

  2. Blojaldo February 23rd, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue February 23rd, 2014 at 7:06 pm
    I still don’t understand why anyone would want Gardner traded, but I guess it doesn’t much matter now!
    _______________________
    Trisha, I don’t think it’s that people don’t like Gardner or appreciate his skills. But pragmatically, he is one of the few tradable chips the Yankees have (along with Nova) in conjunction with having enough outfielders and other needs to fill.

    There is a reason the Yankees didn’t go for a no-trade clause; I don’t believe they want to deal Gardner but one never knows when an urgent need may arise. He provides that insurance in an emergency situation.

  3. blake February 23rd, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Can’t remember ever being more happy for a player getting their money….he’s a guy that’s had to work and prove himself at every level all the way up. Glad it paid off for him

  4. comet February 23rd, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    Blake I concur with your thoughts as regards Gardner!

  5. spoiledyankfan February 23rd, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    RAB: http://riveraveblues.com/2014/.....fer-99807/

    Yankees will not make Aledmys Diaz a contract offer

  6. MTU February 23rd, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    syf-

    Oh well.

  7. Cashmoney February 23rd, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOGoX1B6_2k

    A Dream and the Monster at the End of It

  8. spoiledyankfan February 23rd, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    MTU,

    It was fun while it lasted.

  9. blake February 23rd, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    Hopefully they decided that Drew made more sense

  10. MTU February 23rd, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Hysterical.

    One guys says the Yankees are the front runners and another guy says no offer even made.

  11. spoiledyankfan February 23rd, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    I think they’re really sticking to the next year’s free agents strategy.

  12. Chip February 23rd, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    The Gardner deal makes a ton of sense.

    If you believe the Yankees were going to make him a qualifying offer at the end of the year then they already had him valued at over the $13 million AAV that they gave him, so then it’s just a matter of the years.

    I don’t think it bodes particularly well for Slade Heathcott’s Yankee future, but it doesn’t impact Mason Williams much. If Williams develops as expected he’ll be knocking at the door in two years and if that’s the case I think there will be plenty of teams interested in Brett Gardner at a price that will seem even more reasonable as contracts keep going up.

    Considering how much money a guy like Angel Pagan got – this was a very reasonable contract.

  13. MTU February 23rd, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    No point in going for him of they were not impressed or they thought the price was to high for what they would be getting.

    It will be interesting to see what the Cards do.

  14. Chip February 23rd, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    spoiledyankfan February 23rd, 2014 at 8:53 pm
    RAB: http://riveraveblues.com/2014/…..fer-99807/

    Yankees will not make Aledmys Diaz a contract offer
    —————————

    I tend to take George King with enough grains of salt to season two tons of french fries…

  15. blake February 23rd, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    Yea George King isn’t the best source

  16. Chip February 23rd, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Blake –

    I’m not letting go of the ghost until he signs

  17. Blojaldo February 23rd, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    If the King – Diaz rumor is true, I suppose after the workout the Yankees were not sufficiently impressed to think he was worth $20 million dollars. Whether that was the baseball judgment of Cashman’s people, or the financial decision of the front office or a combination of both would be interesting to know.

  18. Cashmoney February 23rd, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    it’s always a financial decision. from baseball point of view, Yanks got money and certainly a need to fill inf depth, just throw some at potential young infs around like the dodgers do. if they work out, superb. if not, move on.

  19. Chip February 23rd, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    well, if the report is true then hopefully they’ll pursue Drew

  20. tucker February 23rd, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    I’d believe George King before I would a blogger who quoted a “source,” which yesterday’s report was based on … We’ll find out where Diaz is headed soon enough.

  21. Blojaldo February 23rd, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Not $20 million . . if you don’t believe they have enough talent. Spend the money on players you believe in. I think they are going to do that in July when the international market signing period opens. However, maybe Cashman wanted to sign him and Hal said no because of the price tag. I’m sure it will come out.

  22. ac1 February 23rd, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Via George King: The Yankees will not offer free agent Cuban infielder Aledmys Diaz a contract following his private workout on Friday. They aren’t planning to offer right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne a contract either, but he isn’t much of a prospect.
    ___

    Who needs infielders?

  23. Pat M. February 23rd, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    Must say I was slightly surprised by the new contract agreement that The Bombers and Brett signed today….It makes solid sense for both parties, one thing is for certain at that compensation rate he’s not being viewed as a 4th outfielder. However that starts next season, will he still be here or could he be in a package for a shortstop ?????

  24. ac1 February 23rd, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    I agree the Yankees should be locking up these younger ‘stars’. Robertson i guess is the only other one i can think of right now.

    It would be fantastic is Nunez could finally play to his potential and save us from spending on a SS.

  25. PhiltheThrill February 23rd, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    I would assume they are using George King. None of the working guys have it.

  26. pete2 February 23rd, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    So much for the Diaz hype. I was unaware that the competitiveness of Cuban baseball had taken such a hit, and his stats are basically against high A ball competition. It’s Drew or bust baby.

    What does Gardner get on the FA market if he turns down the QO?. Does he even turn down a QO after this years FA experience? Yankees might have overpaid a bit here. Happy for Gardner though and glad he is sticking around.

  27. Chip February 23rd, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    ac1 February 23rd, 2014 at 9:30 pm
    I agree the Yankees should be locking up these younger ‘stars’. Robertson i guess is the only other one i can think of right now.
    ——————————-

    I’m not usually in favor of “locking up” relief pitchers – outside of Rivera it almost never works out for the team.

  28. ac1 February 23rd, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    maybe an overpay, but glad to see the change in yankee philosophy about extensions. Gardner well be here to play when Ellsbury gets hurt. When they are both healthy, our OF is great AND we have speed on the bases.

    WOuld definitely have Ells/Gardy 1-2 in the lineup to allow ells to steal many bases.

  29. Chip February 23rd, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    Pete2 -

    Angel Pagan gets $10 mil/year and he’s hot garbage

    Bourne – who is no better than Gardner – got $13.5 mil/year

    The Flyin’ Hawaiian gets $13 mil/year

    I think Gardner’s as good or better than any of those players.

  30. tucker February 23rd, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    Look at next year’s free agent market for outfielders. Colby Rasmus may be the best there is. … In that market, Gardner would have been paid.

  31. Cashmoney February 23rd, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    So much for the Diaz hype.

    with exception to El Duque, yanks expenditures on Cuban signee has been underwhelming. Adonis and Mustelier has been toiling in the minor are fringe MLB guys at best. they had obviously passed on the high end items like a Puig.

    I think guys like Arru or Diaz are the second tier in comparison to Puig and Cepedes. But here is the interesting thing, we already know that the best of best in Cuba or Japan can play MLB ball and sometimes become stars. But exactly, how large of chasm remain between those of that ilk and the second tier guys ability to play MLB ball, we will soon find out.

  32. Chip February 23rd, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    Based on Girardi’s comments on the last thread and his propensity for using guys he likes over the best possible player (see Stewart, Chris) I have a feeling that Michael Pineda will have to be damn near flawless to beat out either Phelps or Warren for the 5th spot in the rotation.

  33. Chip February 23rd, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Cash -

    Not all Cuban players are the same. The Yankees may have wiffed on guys like Contreras and Juan Miranda but there’s no doubt that players like Chapman, Puig and Cespedes have thrived.

  34. Cashmoney February 23rd, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Chip, I think Contreras probably would have thrived elsewhere rather than NY or maybe AL East at the time.

    in terms of talents, Contreras was mile apart to lights Miranda,Adonis, Mustilier, Yanks took a flyer on those guys because it cost them about 1-4 mil total, obviously the goods aren’t quite there.

    Diaz might be somewhere in between the elites and a guy like Mustelier. that was my point, i don’t know if he succeed or not.

  35. Cashmoney February 23rd, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    *will succeed

  36. Blojaldo February 23rd, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    One thing is certain. Diaz will sign with someone and then we will see if the Yankees decision/judgment was a good one or not.

  37. RadioKev February 23rd, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    Gardner contract is solid and provides us flexibility. A backup CF, a tradable asset, gives us an opportunity to move OF prospects if need be, I like it.

  38. Blojaldo February 23rd, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    Let’s remember doomsayers that just last week Brian Cashman described the Yankees’ 2014 infield as a “developing story.”

  39. Revenge of Stoneburner February 23rd, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    The three remaining free agents tied to draft-pick compensation — Ervin Santana, Stephen Drew, and Kendrys Morales — would all considering waiting to sign until after the June amateur draft, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Rosenthal’s piece builds upon a prior report from MLBTR’s Tim Dierkes, who noted that those players could be considering the strategy, which would prevent their former clubs — the Royals, Red Sox, and Mariners — from picking up an extra draft choice.

  40. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 23rd, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Absolutely magnificent closing ceremonies in Sochi. The brother and sisterhood of man and woman. Sad that it only happens every two years – but at least it happens.

  41. Chip February 23rd, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    Keith Law with a different take on draft pick compensation. It not only punishes players for having good seasons heading into free agency but it favors big market teams going on spending sprees. After a big team gives up its first round pick, the question is whether or not a second top tier player is worth a 2nd round pick and so on.

  42. Cashmoney February 23rd, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    one last thought on Diaz. Having already established the i don’t know factor. I am sure the Dodgers have concerns about Guerrero’s D or Arru’s stick as well, but they are finding the idea of signing both at about 5-6 mil AVV and having relatively young players under control for 6 years if they do pan outweighs the monetary risk. Colleti is addressing a potential future needs on that team.

    I would say most would agree Yanks are in that financial stratosphere. It is also an area where future helps aren’t visible internally. what are their thoughts?

    my preference is to take that risk in Diaz’s case.

  43. Blojaldo February 23rd, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    But they can’t sign everyone. The Dodgers don’t do that either. A team has to pick and choose based upon their evaluations of player’s talents and their price tag.

  44. pete2 February 23rd, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    “Chip February 23rd, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    Pete2 -

    Angel Pagan gets $10 mil/year and he’s hot garbage

    Bourne – who is no better than Gardner – got $13.5 mil/year

    The Flyin’ Hawaiian gets $13 mil/year

    I think Gardner’s as good or better than any of those players”
    ======================

    My point was that the Yankees may have committed more total money than they needed to given the problem a QO gives players like Gardner in getting market value., The situation seems to have taken a turn for the worse compared to last year when Bourne signed, and the Flying Hawian did not have a compensation pick attached to him.

    Not complaining though.

  45. blake February 23rd, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    “It would be fantastic is Nunez could finally play to his potential and save us from spending on a SS”

    Nunez has played to his potential guys….this is it. He’s not very good…..there isn’t an androlton Simmons in there waiting to blossom. He is 27 years old and most likely this is what he is…..he’s not the answer at SS….now or ever

  46. Blojaldo February 23rd, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    Nunez provides valuable insurance at shortstop. With Jeter, Johnson, Roberts, Anna and Ryan and a little luck we could be ok. If not, Cashman will make whatever moves he needs to.

  47. Benny Blanco February 23rd, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    I see giradi going with this lineup

    Ellsbury
    Jeter
    Beltran
    Mcann
    Tex
    Soriano
    Johnson
    Roberts
    GGBG

  48. BoJo February 23rd, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    Blake–

    Nunez trained in the off-season with cano…like Cervelli did last year. I expect him to be much better this season…and hopefully not fail a urine test.

  49. BoJo February 23rd, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    I’m actually curious to see if Nunez put on any muscle and weight this off-season.

  50. chicken_stanley February 23rd, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    Good late evening all.

    Spent the day driving to Syracuse… just heard the GGBG news. Seems to be a good guy, a hard worker, and most importantly a player that can contribute. On the down side, if he doesn’t produce, joeman is gonna give me grief for the next few years! :)

  51. Against All Odds February 24th, 2014 at 12:12 am

    Nunie has been training with Cano for the past few seasons. If he’s on something it’s not working lol.

  52. Against All Odds February 24th, 2014 at 12:17 am

    Nunez has played to his potential guys….this is it. He’s not very good…..there isn’t an androlton Simmons in there waiting to blossom. He is 27 years old and most likely this is what he is…..he’s not the answer at SS….now or ever

    ——————

    Blake has spoken.

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6C8a.....4q9z6k.png

  53. chicken_stanley February 24th, 2014 at 12:17 am

    AAO – good evening (late night, early morning). Looks like I arrived late to the GGBG Party!

  54. pkyankfan69 February 24th, 2014 at 12:20 am

    If Nunie isn’t on PED’s he should start… He obviously sucks with out them (assuming he hasn’t used yet)… Maybe the Yanks can get a few good months out of him before he gets caught and suspended. However I guess his defense would still probably stink.

    Oh Nunie

  55. chicken_stanley February 24th, 2014 at 12:28 am

    Goodnight OK, SAO, and anyone else out there. Catch you tomorrow (today?)

  56. chicken_stanley February 24th, 2014 at 12:29 am

    Not ok and SAO, but PK and AAO!

  57. Against All Odds February 24th, 2014 at 12:34 am

    Take care Stanley

  58. Tar February 24th, 2014 at 12:43 am

    “Blake has spoken.”

    AAO

    :LOL:

    Goodnight Yankee fans

  59. Pat M. February 24th, 2014 at 12:49 am

    Good thing my wife only rented this Lamborgini for my Birthday for only three days, because certainly I’d loose my license within a months time…..However I get to drive this machine all day tomorrow, maybe I’ll cruise down Pacific Coast Highway to San Clemente. Some real nice stretches on PCH there to put the car through some moves……Certainly Gardner can now lay out $ 250,000.00 for one of these gems

  60. Hankflorida February 24th, 2014 at 1:20 am

    tucker February 23rd, 2014 at 1:57 pm
    It’s going to be interesting watching Gardner and Ellsbury together … Not many balls fall into the left-center gap with those two. And expect them to catch some of those dinks and dunks by playing shallow.

    With this move, the Yanks may see the future as more speed and less power.

    I refuse to believe that the Bronx Bombers will become the Bronx Bunters. You mold your team to the park you play in. In 1975 when they renovated the Stadium, the Yanks played at Shea. If more speed and less power is their plan, they should do it again andmove to Citi Field.

  61. bbb51 February 24th, 2014 at 1:38 am

    Gritner!

    I like it. Should be fair or better value. And the Yankees finally extended a good player ahead of free agency!

    Lots of speed on this team with Gardner and Ellsbury, should be exciting.

    I expect Gardner/Ellsbury to be the 1-2 for the next several years starting in 2015. It’s good to have that locked up.

    I can see Jerkface’s points about wanting Ellsbury to lead off and Gardner hitting #2, but I see Ellsbury as better at driving in runs, so I think I like him #2, and I’m guessing that’s how they’ll do it starting next year. This year they probably will have Jeter 1/2.

  62. blake February 24th, 2014 at 6:45 am

    @pgammo: Club take from Aledmys Dias Arizona workout:”Profiles as utility infielder…may struggle at short”

  63. Yankee Trader February 24th, 2014 at 7:04 am

    Blake
    Good morning. Here’s a nice behind the scenes article on Tanaka and his mental makeup:

    http://www.nj.com/yankees/inde....._deal.html

  64. blake February 24th, 2014 at 7:15 am

    Thanks for that Trader….I think Tanaka is gonna be really good

  65. Yankee Trader February 24th, 2014 at 7:17 am

    Wonder why the Yankees focused on signing Andrew Bailey, recuperating from shoulder labral surgery, rather than Joel Hanrahan, who had TJ surgery last May, and may be more of a sure thing?

  66. blake February 24th, 2014 at 7:17 am

    @pgammo: Dustin Ackley getting mindset right, swing to follow | Larry Stone | The Seattle Times http://t.co/rKRguFXDaI Dorfman impacted many career

  67. blake February 24th, 2014 at 7:18 am

    Wonder why the Yankees focused on signing Andrew Bailey, recuperating from shoulder labral surgery, rather than Joel Hanrahan, who had TJ surgery last May, and may be more of a sure thing?”

    I’m hoping they are gonna get both but Hanrahan might want more money or money guaranteed

  68. Yankee Trader February 24th, 2014 at 7:31 am

    Now that the outfield is pretty much set for at least 3 years, even though Gardner does not have a NTC, are minor league OF’ers, Heathcott, Flores, and Williams and possibly Almonte, going to be trade bait?

  69. Doreen February 24th, 2014 at 7:35 am

    Doesn’t the extension make Gardner even more attractive in a trade? Not saying he will be traded or that he should be, but I think it’s not a sure thing he ends his career in pinstripes, even though we know the Yankees like him a lot.

  70. GregD February 24th, 2014 at 7:42 am

    blake February 23rd, 2014 at 8:02 am
    Very sorry to hear that Greg….Condolences to you and your family

    ————
    thanks Blake, I appreciate it

  71. blake February 24th, 2014 at 7:43 am

    February 24, 2014 at 7:35 am
    Doesn’t the extension make Gardner even more attractive in a trade? Not saying he will be traded or that he should be, but I think it’s not a sure thing he ends his career in pinstripes, even though we know the Yankees like him a lot.

    Maybe to some teams…..it’s a pretty good contract.

  72. GregD February 24th, 2014 at 7:43 am

    Doreen February 23rd, 2014 at 8:21 am
    I’m sorry for your loss, Greg D.

    ————–
    thank you Doreen, very kind of you

  73. GregD February 24th, 2014 at 7:44 am

    austinmac February 23rd, 2014 at 8:05 am
    Greg,

    I’m very sorry to hear of your loss. Three years ago I lost my brother and mother within 24 hours. My mom was 97, but it never is a good time.

    Thank goodness for the distractions of baseball. I think it is going to be a good year.
    ——————
    thank you austinmac…… thank goodness for baseball!!!

  74. GregD February 24th, 2014 at 7:45 am

    Against All Odds February 23rd, 2014 at 8:28 am
    My condolences to you and your family Greg
    —————
    thank you AAO…

  75. GregD February 24th, 2014 at 7:45 am

    jmills February 23rd, 2014 at 8:34 am
    Sorry, GregD, didn’t read back, best to you and your mom.
    ——————
    thank you jmills…….

  76. GregD February 24th, 2014 at 7:46 am

    MTU February 23rd, 2014 at 8:35 am
    Condolences Greg. May she rest in peace.

    My Mother is 88 and not in the best of health.

    Even though she has lived a long and full life I will miss her when her time comes.
    ———————
    thank you MTU……I appreciate it

  77. GregD February 24th, 2014 at 7:48 am

    J. Alfred Prufrock February 23rd, 2014 at 8:54 am

    GregD,

    Deeply sorry. She’s still your mom, my friend. Talk to her – she can hear you. No doubt, your Dad came to meet her.

    There’s a great amount of research out there; a body of work so comprehensive, whose findings will one day will be part of our “everyday” discourse. The signs of her communicating with you are there; you’ll find them.

    This is for you:

    http://www.abc.nl/blog/?p=38964

    ———————–
    thank you JAP…..she is definitely present in my life still, I see signs of her everyday

  78. GregD February 24th, 2014 at 7:48 am

    yankeefeminista February 23rd, 2014 at 8:57 am
    GregD, so sorry to hear of your loss. Your mom loves you and is with you always.

    ————————–
    thank you YF…..

  79. Yankee Trader February 24th, 2014 at 7:56 am

    I’m so sorry GregD about the loss of your mother. I’ve been away from the blog for a few days and had to look back to your post to realize what was going on.

    GregD February 23rd, 2014 at 8:01 am
    good morning my Yankee friends……it has been a rough week this past week…..we buried my Mom……she is now with Dad and that is something to smile about………she was 95 so I know I can’t complain…..but she was my Mom……….have a great day!

  80. GregD February 24th, 2014 at 8:05 am

    thank you YT——- I appreciate it……..

  81. austinmac February 24th, 2014 at 8:10 am

    Greg,

    I miss my mom every day, but she can still make me smile from memories. I assure you, your mom will still be a big part of you and your life.

    Enjoy your day. It will make your mom happy.

  82. Revenge of Stoneburner February 24th, 2014 at 8:10 am

    Another trade deadline mover, Mike Olt of the Cubs, has shown substantial improvement in the eyesight issues that plagued him last year with the Rangers, reports Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun Times. Though his prospect stock has fallen in the meantime, all that matters to Olt is maintaining his health. “As long as I’m healthy,” he said, “I know that I can do what I was capable of.”

  83. blake February 24th, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Most of mlbradio is really good…..but the morning show is terrible…..Jim me mellow is both clueless and annoying

  84. blake February 24th, 2014 at 8:12 am

    Olt is a guy I’ve wanted them to buy low on for awhile now

  85. Yankee Trader February 24th, 2014 at 8:14 am

    Are the Yankees now in or out on Aledmys Diaz? Reading conflicting reports. I see where they signed a 17 yo Colombian project,right handed pitcher Juan Escorcia, whose older brother is in the WS organization.

    http://www.pinstripealley.com/.....iclebottom

  86. Against All Odds February 24th, 2014 at 8:19 am

    You’re welcome Greg

  87. AAA February 24th, 2014 at 8:20 am

    Olt is a guy I’ve wanted them to buy low on for awhile now

    ========================================

    He’s 25 and turns 26 during the season. His prospect clock is running low. Didn’t know about the eyesight issues, but do know that if you can’t hit in the PCL you’ve got problems, and Olt couldn’t. Be interesting to see how he works out this season.

  88. RhapsodyInBlue February 24th, 2014 at 8:24 am

    GregD

    Sorry about the loss of your Mom, I lost my Mom and stepfather these past few years was very close to both not a pleasant experience for any family. Not one day passes that they are not in my thoughts.

  89. pat February 24th, 2014 at 8:30 am

    GregD

    Peace and comfort to you and your family.

  90. pat February 24th, 2014 at 8:33 am

    AnthonyDiComo
    Quite the scene in #Mets clubhouse this morning. Players staring gape-mouthed as Ike screamed at Post reporter, disputing content of story.

  91. blake February 24th, 2014 at 8:47 am

    pat says:
    February 24, 2014 at 8:33 am
    AnthonyDiComo
    Quite the scene in #Mets clubhouse this morning. Players staring gape-mouthed as Ike screamed at Post reporter, disputing content of story.

    What?

  92. Ys Guy February 24th, 2014 at 8:47 am

    yeah ike is a mess. the post story said that ike concealed an oblique injury from may till he was shut down in august because he thought the timing was going to reflect badly on him.

    if anyone every needed a change of scenery, its ike davis, but the Mets were asking for rotation-worthy SP’s in return for him and nobody was going to give them one.

    the pirates have wanted Ike all winter and still do but the asking price is just too high.

    another alderson blunder, they’re starting to really pile up on sandy.

  93. pkyankfan69 February 24th, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Quite the scene in #Mets clubhouse this morning. Players staring gape-mouthed as Ike screamed at Post reporter, disputing content of story.
    ——–
    Hopefully there is a video… I could go for a new Ryan Leaf like locker room meltdown

  94. MTU February 24th, 2014 at 8:48 am

    If Diaz profile as a UI and wants 20 Mil + I can see why the Yankees would stay away from him.

    If he could stick at 3b or SS that would be a different story.

  95. MTU February 24th, 2014 at 8:50 am

    New post ——->

  96. Anneka Walton February 24th, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Congrats to Brett Gardner, I’m glad all his hard work has finally paid off.

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