Report: Yankees Closing in on Deal With Ellsbury

According to Jon Heyman, the New York Yankees may be close to signing a deal with top free agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury. The deal is reportedly worth $153 million over 7 years, according to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News, good for an AAV of $21 million. Ellsbury, one of the top outfielders in the game, has posted seasons of 5.8, 1.4, and 9.1 (!) fWAR in the past three years, with his 2012 being injury-marred. Ellsbury was ranked by many as the top free agent available.

Just yesterday, it was reported that negotiations with Ellsbury were gaining traction. It will be interesting to see the reaction to this deal by Red Sox fans.

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Author: Jacob Danovitch

Jacob has been following baseball since he fell in love with it going to a baseball game at the age of four. He's played baseball from the age of six and plays competitive basketball as well. He fell in love with the sabermetric side of baseball after arguing about Yunel Escobar with a friend and using advanced stats to prove his case. Jacob enjoys music and reading in his little free time as well. He is a fan of the Maple Leafs, Raptors and Bills.

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