Friday, November 9, 2012

Anibal Sanchez Talked His Way Off The Yankees Board

Anibal Sanchez, with one report from Jon Heyman from CBS, has essentially talked himself completely off the Yankees board this off season. Anibal Sanchez has reportedly asked one team for a SEVEN year deal worth $100 million and would be reportedly willing to settle for a SIX YEAR $90 million deal. Say What?!?!?!?!?!?
My Face As Well When I Heard This Report
Anibal Sanchez is reportedly using CJ Wilson's contract that he got last summer from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of Orange County of Disney World of West Coast Choppers of Hollywood as a starting point for his contract negotiations. The problem is that CJ Wilson was an ace in the American League on a perennial playoff and World Series team for more then half of a season in the American League. FYI CJ Wilson signed a five year $77.5 million contract last season so the AAV is the same just with an additional year or two thrown in for good measure.

The Tigers, Red Sox, Blue Jays, Rangers, and Dodgers are all reportedly interested in Anibal, well they were before this report came out anyway. It is unknown whether the Yankees had any interest at all besides the minimal courtesy phone call or kicking the tires but I am sure whatever interest we may have had is long gone now.

Entering his age 29 season after a season with the Marlins and Tigers that included 195.2 IP, 3.86 ERA, 3.53 FIP, and 20 post season innings with a minuscule 1.77 ERA in a weak free agent market I guess I could see where he would ask for the moon but this may be just a little much. Hopefully no team gives him this kind of contract because it sets a scary and dangerous precedence where a half of a season of triumphs may hinder a new team for the next seven years.

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