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The W - Baseball - Yankees sign Jacoby Ellsbury for 7 years, $142M+
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It's False

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Well, I guess that puts an end to the Robinson Cano era in New York.

Source: Jacoby Ellsbury, Yanks agree

    Free-agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury has reached agreement on a seven-year contract with the New York Yankees pending a physical exam, a baseball source told

    The source confirmed a report that Ellsbury's deal exceeds Carl Crawford's seven-year, $142 million contract with the Boston Red Sox in December 2010.

Also, add another degree of spice to the Yankees/Red Sox rivalry, as the Yanks sign away another beloved Red Sox player. At this rate, the Yankees will field Derek Jeter, A-Rod and half the '04 Red Sox roster.

And going back to Cano...Jay-Z isn't really so good at this "agent" thing, is he?

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What did the Yankees say was their top offer for Cano, $168 million over seven years? And then they turn around and give nearly that much to Ellsbury? Looks like the Yanks were just trying to play hardball with Cano, who is clearly worth a helluva lot more than an oft-injured center fielder with only two really good years to his name. The Ellsbury deal is going to look really bad when he loses his speed in two years or so.

Cano will still get his $200 million, it'll just be from the Nationals or a dark-horse team like Seattle or Toronto.

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So much for the Yankees being smarter with their money, but in a league where Scott freaking Kazmir can get 22 mil for two years from frugal Oakland maybe this is reasonable.

Baseball is nuts. They won't be able to sustain this kind of craziness. Tough to blame anyone but the owners though.

What is a realistic amount of games that Ellsbury plays during the life of this, 65%?
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So, the Mets get Granderson for less than half of what Ellsbury goes for? I think I'm happy with that.
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