Yankees, Gardner, settle on contract terms

Born in Southwestern Ohio and currently residing on the Chesapeake Bay, Brien is a former editor-in-chief of IIATMS who now spends most of his time sitting on his deck watching his tomatoes ripen and consuming far more MLB Network programming than is safe for one's health or sanity.

About Brien Jackson

Born in Southwestern Ohio and currently residing on the Chesapeake Bay, Brien is a former editor-in-chief of IIATMS who now spends most of his time sitting on his deck watching his tomatoes ripen and consuming far more MLB Network programming than is safe for one's health or sanity.

6 thoughts on “Yankees, Gardner, settle on contract terms

  1. With Logan (1.4 total WAR over past 2 seasons) likely to get somewhere around $2m, with DRob (4.8WAR, including a likely unrepeatable 3.9 last season) getting $1.6m and with Martin (3.1WAR) in line for $7m min., I wonder how Gardner (9.6WAR) feels about the current arbitration system.

  2. Thanks, Hippeaux. Valid points, I am sure, re Martin and I take your points about the market value of good relievers. Surely Gardner would get a lot more than $3m on the open-market were he to be a free agent right now, though?…
    And also thanks, Smurfy. I agree DRob was very valuable last season. But as I recall, and much as I like him, he caused one or two of those base-loaded situations himself with his shaky control. That's a bit like Gardner making a series of tricky catches look near impossible by playing right on the left field line and then showing off his super-speed to reach the ball in left-centre. You're glad he got the job done and love the skills he showed, but also aware that another, slower, guy might well have got the job done less flashily but equally effectively.