Friday, March 28, 2014

The New York Yankees: Not as Crazy as the Tigers

Wow. $292 million. That's the new bar set by Miguel Cabrera. In fairness, the guy almost won the triple crown . . . in consecutive years. He did win it in 2012, and now he has triple crown money. Crowns, you see, cost money. Lots of it. As in crown jewel money. You can't put a price on that. Except $292 million.

With their inexplicably lavish spending, the Tigers have now shown just how much restraint the Yankees showed this offseason. Not only did they refuse to go beyond seven years for Robbie Cano, their seven year offer to the already injured Jacoby Ellsbury seems like a sound investment in light of what the Tigers just did.

Thank you, Detroit. Thank you for showing the rest of us how the one percent truly live.

Bet you weren't expecting to ever read that said about Detroit.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow! That is a lot of money. It's good not to be the team that offers the most money, but it does not take away the fact that we did not spend the money wisely. Ellsbury's contract is unjustifiable.

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

Only if you're not Jacoby Ellsbury.

Rich Mahogany said...

I agree that Ellsbury looks like an absolute bargain compared to Cabrera, at least until all of Ellsbury's bones are pulverized into a fine powder when he runs into the center field wall and ends up on the DL (Disintegrated List).

Fernando Alejandro said...

Haha, we haven't had someone on the disintegrated list since Carl Pavano.