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  1. BryanV21

    BryanV21 Bear-O-Dactyl > Everything

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    Yeah, if those are the numbers I'd be pretty darn pleased. I figured the whole $5m saved after the AJ deal would be used for those two, but leaving $3m free is really nice.
     
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    I dont know if this was posted but I though it was pretty cool if its true....
     
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    Those are some pretty bad ass incentives. Hopefully he reaches them all because if he does, that will mean he had an extremely productive season.
     
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    Is is just me or does Freddy Garcia look really fat and out of shape in this picture? Not that he wasn't always larger, but shit those man boobs and that gut look out of control.
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    Yeah, incentives are double-edged swords to me. They mean the team has to pay more, but if the player reaches them the team has a better shot at winning.
     
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    totally in agreement
     
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    Welcome to the bullpen lol
     
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    Yanks, Martin talked about a three-year deal this offseason

    By Mike Axisa Via Dan Barbarisi, the Yankees and Russell Martin discussed a three-year contract this offseason before avoiding arbitration with a one-year, $7.5M pact. Talks about a multi-year deal never got passed the preliminary stages though. There is definitely some merit to signing Martin for the next few years (especially after the Jesus Montero trade), though anything longer than three years would really be pushing it just because of catcher aging and his past workload. Something like three years and $25-30M would have been reasonable
     
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    Yanks, Chavez expected to reach agreement
    ESPN's Andrew Marchand reports that the Yankees and Eric Chavez are "expected to come to an agreement."
    Marchand says the Yankees "like the idea of adding Chavez as a valet for Alex Rodriguez" at third base. And the A.J. Burnett trade has freed up enough cash to make a signing more financially feasible. Look for the two sides to intensify contract negotiations this week.
     
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    Nice offseason as a whole...
     
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    DBurchHero TheGreedyPinstripes Staff Member Administrator

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    I think we addressed every need that we had and filled it and then some (when we sign Chavez). I loved this offseason, as frustrating as it was sometimes.
     
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    Mark Feinsand @BloggingBombers
    Cashman said the Aardsma move has more to do with 2013 as the Yankees hold a club option on the reliever. Compared the move to Jon Lieber.
     
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    That option is key. With Mariano likely gone after this season, we are going to need some help back there.
     
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    Earlier today we found out that the Yankees signed David Aardsma to a MLB deal for one year, with an option for a second in 2013. Aardsma had Tommy John surgery back in July, so he wouldn't even be able to help the Yankees until about midway through the season. Therefore the option for 2013 is the key part here, especially since Mariano Rivera could retire... leaving a big hole to fill in the bullpen.

    No, I'm not saying Aardsma is the heir to Mo as the team's closer. As of right now I think that will be David Robertson. But even if you move Robertson to closer, and Soriano to set-up man, that still leaves key innings for somebody in the bullpen. That's true even if Joba Chamberlain were to take over the 7th inning role that Soriano currently holds.

    Now, if you were to believe Brian Cashman, then this move has nothing to do with Rivera's possible retirement. But I call "bull****" on that. While it may be true that Cash and Aardsma have been speaking to each other all winter, I don't think Cashman was serious about bringing David aboard until it looked like Mariano was indeed on his way out. I believe this is a case where Cashman liked Aardsma, but until recently didn't see a spot or reason to sign him. As soon as he saw a spot possibly open up, Brian jumped on Aardsma.

    Seeing that Aardsma can be added right to the 60-day DL, and therefore won't take up a spot on the 40-man roster, then this signing isn't much different than a minor league deal. And at only half a million dollars, which is only slightly more than the league minimum of $480,000, the risk is minuscule (at least for a team with the financial might of the Yankees).

    Not really an "out of nowhere" type deal, but it looks like Ninja Cashman has struck again.
     

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