What happens when you miss the playoffs for the second time since 1993, your attendance drops and your rival and biggest competition on and off the field wins the World Series? Financial budgets, goals and mandates get thrown out the window. That’s what happens.
It’s been a wild few weeks for the Yankees and this important offseason with Robinson Cano leaving for the Seattle Mariners and a 10-year, $240 million deal, Jacoby Ellsbury signing for seven years and $153 million, Carlos Beltran getting a three-year deal and Brian McCann getting five years to give the Yankees a real catcher once again.
Chad Jennings, the Yankees beat writer for The Journal News and the lead man for the LoHud Yankees Blog, joined me to talk about Cano’s insane contract and how the Yankees handle their own players during free agency, what the Yankees are going to do with their abundance of outfielders and who the fourth and fifth starters in the rotation might be.