Jacoby Ellsbury#2, CF, NY Yankees
- September 11, 1983
- Birth Place:
- Madras, Oregon
- Oregon State
- 2005 1ˢᵗ round (23ʳᵈ pick) by the Boston Red Sox
— Player Notes
Advice: The deal also includes a $21 million option for an eighth year or a $5 million buyout, so Ellsbury will get at least $153 million and possibly $169 million. Bringing in the marquee outfielder on the market softens the blow a bit on losing Robinson Cano, but the Yankees probably aren't done. Ellsbury should see his home run total rise with the short porch in right field at Yankee Stadium.
More: Tim Brown on Twitter8 hours ago Rotoworld
Advice: This confirms what was reported by Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports. Ellsbury will make $148 million over seven years while the contract includes a $21 million option for an eighth year or a $5 million buyout. He could max out at $169 million. The deal includes a no-trade clause.
More: Joel Sherman on TwitterFri, Dec 6 Rotoworld
Advice: MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reported late Tuesday that Ellsbury's deal with the Yankees included an option for an eighth season which could take the overall value of the contract to $169 million, but it appears that the commitment will cover a maximum of seven years and $153 million. The deal is expected to include a no-trade clause.
More: Jayson Stark on TwitterWed, Dec 4 Rotoworld
Advice: CBS Sports' Jon Heyman first reported that the deal was close, and Feinsand has come through with the particulars. MLB.com's Bryan Hoch says it will also include an option for an eighth season that would bring the total value of the deal to $169 million. It's a deal that obviously could heavily affect others, notably Robinson Cano, who is in a stalemate in talks with the Yanks. However, Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan says the club could have room for both. What it surely does mean is that the Bombers are out on Carlos Beltran, who had been seen by many as their top target. Ellsbury could see his power return with the short porch in right field at Yankee Stadium. He'll play center field for the Yanks, with Brett Gardner shifting to left and Alfonso Soriano playing right.
More: Mark Feinsand on TwitterWed, Dec 4 Rotoworld
Advice: Ellsbury's agent, Scott Boras, has a tendency to wait things out if need be, but Stark hears that a deal at the Winter Meetings isn't impossible. Just who he is talking to is a bit of a mystery, but the Cubs and Mariners have been mentioned as possibilities. The 30-year-old will almost certainly command a nine-figure deal.
More: Jayson Stark on TwitterTue, Dec 3 Rotoworld
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