the Yankees signed Jacoby Ellsbury to a seven-year, $153 million
free-agent deal back in December, many observers concluded that it might
spell the end of Brett Gardner’s time in the Bronx. Despite much
speculation that he could be traded, the Yankees resisted all overtures
for his services, and now they’ve made clear their commitment to him. On
Sunday, they announced that they have signed the 30-year-old outfielder
to a four-year, $52 million extension â?? a move that has the potential
to be a significant bargain.
In a year where...