While I am certainly disappointed that the Yanks won’t be able to fit the young, 6’5″ pitcher for very long pinstripes, I can only hope some other team feels financially strangled by this latest breach of the “Yanks buy everyone” contract we all signed so long ago. I just hope they didn’t bid to win out of fear from prior Japanese pitching acquisitions.
Take that, competitive balance.
Oh yeah, for those wondering about videoboy Yeonis Cespedes, says Marc Carig, again:
The Yankees have scouted Cespedes and came away believing him to be an everyday major league center fielder. But even that belief won’t be enough for the Yankees to be a factor in the bidding.
Remind me again, who are the Yankees if not big spenders?
(h/t to HBT)