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 Post subject: McCann and Yankees Working On 5 Year, $85 Million Contract
PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:54 pm 
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http://sports.yahoo.com/news/ap-source- ... --mlb.html

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The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal wasn't finalized. The contract is expected to include a vesting option worth $15 million. The deal's completion is pending a physical.

In an already brisk offseason throughout the majors, the McCann move would be the first major addition for the Yankees since they missed the playoffs for only the second time in 19 years. They finished fourth in the AL East this year.


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The Yankees relied heavily on career backup Chris Stewart last year after Francisco Cervelli was injured, then suspended 50 games. They had let Gold Glove catcher Russell Martin leave as a free agent in a cost-cutting move before the 2013 season.

McCann bats left-handed, always a bonus for power hitters at Yankee Stadium with the short right field fence. He is a career .277 hitter with 176 home runs and 661 RBIs.

The Yankees still have their own free-agent business to deal with. Star second baseman Robinson Cano is on the market and seeking a contract worth up to $300 million, and the Yankees have said they won't go that high.

New York hopes to get under the 2014 tax threshold of $189 million for 2014. Not including McCann's deal, New York's luxury tax payroll so far is $97.1 million for seven signed players next year.

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 Post subject: Re: McCann and Yankees Working On 5 Year, $85 Million Contra
PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:20 pm 
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McCann will be making as much in one year as Martin makes over his deal with us....despite providing less value.

Must be nice to have no budget.

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 Post subject: Re: McCann and Yankees Working On 5 Year, $85 Million Contra
PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:29 pm 
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Wow, that's a lot of dough for an average defensive catcher with >1000 ML games behind the plate under his belt. Not to mention the fact that he has one good half season with the bat in the past two years.

Same old Yankees!


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