Up until this past offseason, the New York Yankees haven’t shied away from overpaying to secure high-profile free agents. Ironically enough, Yankees fans are currently up in arms about Gerrit Cole, the recipient of the team’s last gargantuan contract, amid his lousy start to the season and equally-lame postgame interviews.
The New York Yankees and Jacoby Ellsbury quietly settled their contract dispute at least one year ago and avoided a grievance hearing, reports the New York Post. The settlement terms are unknown, though the payment was low enough to prevent the Yankees from exceeding the $248 million second competitive balance tax threshold in 2020 ($248 million prior to proration).
The Yankees and Jacoby Ellsbury quietly settled their contract dispute at least a year ago to avoid an airing of grievances, The Post has learned. After the Yankees filed a grievance in 2019 in an attempt to recoup some of the money in the final leg of his seven-year, $153 million contract, the two sides have since reached a monetary settlement to avoid a hearing.
The New York Yankees and Jacoby Ellsbury have reportedly settled their contract dispute, according to a report from the New York Post. In 2019, it was reported that the Yankees would withhold $26 million owed to Ellsbury after the team released the outfielder. That dispute arose because Ellsbury used a non-team rehab facility while attempting to recover from multiple injuries.
Red Sox speed could be enhanced with Whit Merrifield or Trea Turner. The Red Sox need Jacoby Ellsbury but will have to settle for an Ellsbury clone since the injury-plagued former Red Sox and Yankee is retired. Ellsbury, when healthy, was a terrific player, a competent hitter, excellent power, and intimidating speed. A great combination that eventually rewarded Ellsbury with an ill-fated seven-year $153 million contract from the Yankees.
Now that the voting for the 2022 MLB Hall of Fame is over, it is time to take a look ahead at next year’s ballot. There is one name that is likely to elicit a strong response from New York Yankees fans when that ballot comes out. Although he...
Top Boston Red Sox outfield prospect Jarren Duran has been sent to Triple-A Worcester after a rocky introduction to his major league career. There is evidence that he can come back and help the Sox.
Thursday was a busy day for the Boston Red Sox, even though their game against the New York Yankees was postponed by a COVID outbreak. Before the game, Boston called up outfielder Jarren Duran, the No. 3 prospect in the organization, according to MLB Pipeline. In fact, he was slated to start in center field on Thursday and bat seventh until the game was called off.
Just when you start to feel like the tides might be turning in 2021’s edition of the Yankees–Red Sox rivalry, the Sox decided to celebrate Dustin Pedroia Day at Fenway Park on Friday…and Jacoby Ellsbury showed up. He’s alive. He looks fantastic. And the Yankees need a center fielder. What...
BOSTON — Jacoby Ellsbury was already on the bad side of Yankees fans. He made it worse when he showed up wearing his old Red Sox jersey to Dustin Pedroia Day at Fenway Park on Friday, just before the Yankees faced Boston. Ellsbury sat next to former teammates Mike Lowell...
The New York Yankees‘ work to remain under the luxury tax threshold heading into the 2021 season could end up being all for naught. Then how bad would the organization look for opting not to spend big to improve the roster while the Los Angeles Dodgers went all out in their effort to repeat as World Series champs, dropping nearly $250 million?
Jacoby Ellsbury has not been on a major league diamond since October 17, 2017. He appeared as a pinch runner for the New York Yankees in Game Four of the ALCS, scoring a run in what would be his final professional game. However, since that time, he has been getting paid, and getting paid well.
Jarren Duran, Boston Red Sox speedy prospect, draws comparisons to Grady Sizemore, Jacoby Ellsbury; ‘We’ll push him,’ Alex Cora says
Red Sox prospect Jarren Duran’s speed and game always has reminded manager Alex Cora of Jacoby Ellsbury. “But (ESPN reporter) Enrique Rojas actually during the Caribbean Series, he mentioned Grady Sizemore,” Cora said Saturday. “And I was like, ‘Whoa’ because Grady was stronger. And I was like, ‘That’s a good one.’”