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2 years ago  ::  Mar 03, 2018 - 6:44PM #1
decaturave
Posts: 35
What do you think are the free agency signings in recent Yankees history?
Ellsbury
Pavano
Kevin Brown
Randy Johnson
Arod

(in no particular order)
2 years ago  ::  Mar 03, 2018 - 7:35PM #2
Cocopugg
Posts: 6,897

Ed Whitson

2 years ago  ::  Mar 03, 2018 - 8:26PM #3
Bats
Posts: 7,985

Mar 3, 2018 -- 7:35PM, Cocopugg wrote:


Ed Whitson




That's not recent.

2 years ago  ::  Mar 03, 2018 - 8:39PM #4
louisiana_lightning
Posts: 17,191

Is this trades or signings?  Kevin Brown and Randy Johnson were trades.

2 years ago  ::  Mar 04, 2018 - 12:06AM #5
davis2
Posts: 17,487

Parvo by a mile!


Ellsfairy a distant second.

2 years ago  ::  Mar 04, 2018 - 12:51AM #6
dixieyank
Posts: 5,808

Mar 3, 2018 -- 6:44PM, decaturave wrote:

What do you think are the free agency signings in recent Yankees history?
Ellsbury
Pavano
Kevin Brown
Randy Johnson
Arod

(in no particular order)




ARod was a trade. RJ was a trade. Kevin Brown was a trade.


The initial ARod trade was amazing. They gave up Soriano, who as a butcher at 2b. He was all bat. They got a better bat in return, and one that would fill 3b for several years.


The RJ trade was fine. RJ didn't pitch like they hoped he would, but he still won 34 games in 2 seasons. They didn't give up much for him, other than Dioner, who the Yanks didn't really need given they had Posada for the time being.


KB was just a gamble. Didn't give up anything to worry about. They thought it was worth a shot if he could pitch like he did in '03. Unfortunately, his back was shot, and his career would soon be over.


Pavano was a horrible signing. The money wasn't as big a deal. It was the fact that he barely played. One half season, with a couple of sprinkles for two years. He made Nick Johnson look like iron man.


Ellsbury has been a horrible signing, just because of the money and contract length. If it weren't for the size of his contract, it wouldn't be as horrible. He's played, but not nearly enough nor nearly to a standard he's being paid. But then there have been many bad contracts given out by other clubs. 


Kei Igawa was another bad decision, but at least it didn't really hurt them in payroll tax. They got almost nothing for that $40m.


2 years ago  ::  Mar 04, 2018 - 1:06AM #7
Keena
Posts: 430

Christ Almighty, Randy Johnson was in his 40's once we got our hands on him and he still won 17 games TWICE!!! Not even close to being a bad signing. Pavano the Vagina is a different story and I have no respect for her.  She was here merely for a paycheck. Randy wanted to win, period, but was just too old. Ellsbury is the biggest waste of a free agent signing in the long history of MLB.  A pure product of the Green Latrine in Beantown that makes otherwise ordinary players into HOF'ers. A perfect example is Mike Greenwell and Big Sloppy. 

2 years ago  ::  Mar 04, 2018 - 3:20AM #8
NYC_Mike7
Posts: 113

46 million (posting fee and contract) for Kei Igawa. The Yanks just left him in the minors, where he pretty much provided nothing. 

2 years ago  ::  Mar 04, 2018 - 10:08AM #9
RobS44
Posts: 5,608

I’d go with Carla.  In 4 years he pitched in a total of 26 games for the Yankees, going 9-8 with a 5.00 ERA.  He signed with the Yankees before the 2005 season.   My recollection was that the contract was for about $40 mil.  Adjusted to, say, 2014 when Ellsbury signed he would almost certainly have been in the $100 mil range.  I am sure  there is some sort of stat that quantifies production per dollar of salary.  I’d bet Pavano’s is the worst of any player mentioned in this thread.

2 years ago  ::  Mar 04, 2018 - 10:11AM #10
RobS44
Posts: 5,608

Mar 4, 2018 -- 3:20AM, NYC_Mike7 wrote:


46 million (posting fee and contract) for Kei Igawa. The Yanks just left him in the minors, where he pretty much provided nothing. 




I never understood why they refused to try and get something for the money they gave him, either by sticking him in the bullpen or trading him.  Their treatment of him seems petty and vindictive.

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