Thursday, December 11, 2014

Jon Lester, $25.84 Million in AAV & I’m Not Having Fun Anymore

Breaking News out of New York where reports are circulating that the days of the deep pocked Yankees and endless money supply seem to be over. In the days of The Boss George Steinbrenner would have snatched up Jon Lester just because it would hurt the Boston Red Sox. George operated in the red for many years while owning the Yankees as the team seemed to be his hobby and his passion and not so much his job like his sons portray. Lester earned a $25.84 million AAV for six years with the Chicago Cubs and while that’s a ton and he’s probably not going to be worth anything near that in four or five years, maybe six in the National League who knows, George would have done it.

The days of the hot stove and rumor seasons being fun are over I do believe. In its place are fiscal responsibility and the hopes of austerity after the 2016 and 2017 season when players like Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira, Carlos Beltran and CC Sabathia are off the books. These have the potential to be dark times ahead in Yankees land ladies and gentleman and I don’t look forward to it.

Be wary and be warned. 

1 comment:

  1. I don't know. Scherzer would make their rotation pretty good


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