I knew we’d sign him. I just knew it. And now I’m so happy I’m dancing in the streets.
Is $324 million an insane amount of money? Check.
Is nine years an eternity for a contract? Check.
But it’s not my money and the Yankees save some by letting Didi go to the Phillies, plus they’ll shed some cash if they can trade Happ.
As for the nine years, Cole is young with a healthy history, and I’m not worrying about his arm. They’re all possible injury candidates. Can’t obsess about that.
I’ve also heard people say he’ll have trouble adjusting to New York – the fans, the media, the big show. That’s why Cashman brought Pettitte along to woo him last week; Andy knows what it’s like to thrive in pinstripes. And Cole has been a Yankee fan his whole life.
This is sooooooooo exciting!