Would YOU give this man a 5 year, $82.5 million dollar contract?
He looks like Jeff Spicoli's long lost older brother for Pete's sake; for all we know he's doing a beer bong and hot boxing a reefer as we speak.
Combine his salary with CC Sabbathia's completely obscene $160 million dollars and the MFY's have committed $243 million dollars, (or the gross national product of Timbuktu, whichever you prefer) to two guys who will pitch in roughly 70 games.
One guy is a Golden Corral buffet away from being on next years "Celebrity Fit Club" and the other is a injury prone head case who just wrapped up his BEST YEAR EVER with 18 wins and a +4 era.
Have I mentioned how much I love the fact the Steinbrenner boys are carrying on the tradition of Papa George? I'm fully expecting Nolan Ryan being lured out of retirement and Reggie Jackson being signed as the full-time DH to be announced next.
This is classic Yankee panic mode; make a big splash, throw a lot of money around, and have the pr department go ahead and draft the "We expected big things when we signed player x...." statement in the inevitable moment it all comes crashing down around them.
As a fan of the Red Sox, it's really good to see that the more things change, the more they stay the same.
Building for Keeps
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