I’m emerging from my off-season hiatus to celebrate the news today that the Yanks signed the power-hitting catcher, pending a physical. While he wasn’t exactly a bargain (5 years/$85 million) and we lost a first-round draft pick, he’s only 29 and is projected to hit 35-40 homers in Yankee Stadium. (“His swing is made for New York,” said one scout.)
Sounds like a big upgrade over Stewart, Cervelli and Romine – a guy with the potential to DH or play first base as he ages into his contract. Not a bad way to kick off the holiday season.