Tuesday, May 17, 2016


Just a quick note about a former Yankee that I always appreciated.  Francisco Cervelli has finally found his home in Pittsburgh.  And now, he'll be staying longer and he's been rewarded.

According to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Cervelli signed a 3 year extension with the Pirates.  In other words, they like him there and good for him!

"The love story between Pittsburgh and Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli lives on. 

On Tuesday, the vibrant Venezuelan signed a three-year, $31 million contract extension to keep him with the Pirates through 2019. At an afternoon news conference, the fan-favorite Cervelli was seated beside general manager Neal Huntington to announce the agreement.

'This is probably the first time I’m nervous in front of cameras,' Cervelli said. 'If you go back 14 years, I never thought I'd have an opportunity to be sitting here. This is one of the best days of my life.'

Cervelli, 30, would have become a free agent after the season and, as perhaps the premier catcher on the market, likely would have fetched a handsome sum. Now, he will make $9 million in 2017, $10.5 million in 2018 and $11.5 million in 2019, his age 33 season."

I'm very happy for Frankie.  Again, always liked the guy, always loved the passion.  It's one of those things where a team notices the work ethic and the guts and they went for it.  Now, Cervelli is home. 

I applaud you brother! Congrats!

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