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?!?!?!?!?!?
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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.