That's alot of years.
Aquick note. Jason Heyward just made a hefty pay day. There are multiple reports about this deal, but we'll just use ESPN on this one:
"The Chicago Cubs have agreed to terms with free-agent outfielder Jason Heyward on an 8-year, $184 million deal...Heyward's deal has two opt-outs: One is after three years, the second after an unknown time frame."
I gotta tell you, I am a huge Heyward guy. He's a jersey guy like me. I love him, I love the way he plays, if he was a New York Yankee, it would make me very happy. But lets be real about this; I think a contract like this for the Yankees is utterly ridiculous and Brian Cashman was brilliant in NOT signing or pursuing Heyward at the tune of 8 years and $184 million.
Who knows, it could prove a huge mistake not signing him, but I'm applauding us not budging here. We need to concentrate on starting pitching now, and that's what I hope we're doing.
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