The Yankees have agreed to terms with Carlos Beltran on a three-year deal worth $45 million and the internet has some opinions about that. Beltran is roughly the Yankees' 928th outfielder currently on the roster, which could mean more moves are inevitably coming.
As with any signing or trade, the reaction seems pretty split. Some are horrified at the third year and some are just happy a dude with October success is coming to New York. Feel free to leave your reaction to the signing in the comments below.
Likely #Yankees lineup top 6: 1. Ellsbury, cf. 2. Jeter, ss. 3. Beltran, rf. 4. McCann, c. 5. Soriano, dh. 6. Teixeira, 1b.— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) December 7, 2013
Ellsbury, McCann, Beltran, Kuroda to #Yankees, all for combined $299M.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 7, 2013
With little indication that there won't be more to come!
Yankees won't have Cano, best hitter last yr, but w/ Ellsbury, Jeter, Beltran, Teixeira, McCann and Soriano, they'll score a lot more runs.— Jack Curry (@JackCurryYES) December 7, 2013
We certainly hope so. How much better would it look WITH Cano?
Even after today's spending spree, the Yankees' projected payroll minus A-Rod is ~$177.5M. Still can get one more SP, stay under luxury tax.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 7, 2013
All chips in for Masahiro Tanaka! Without him, the options are not so good.
We asked our loyal Twitter followers what they thought of the signing.
@pinstripealley Yankees are going to save so much money on dinner this year with senior citizen discounts.— Mike Glennon (@J_Nubz) December 7, 2013
@pinstripealley WHO NEEDS ROBINSON CANO /sobs— Bill DiFilippo (@bflip33) December 7, 2013
I feel your pain, man.
@pinstripealley I like it a lot. Would have preferred 2 years but had to see this coming after the Cano deal.— Dylan (@BallOverAll_) December 7, 2013
Panic moves on a Friday night. Love that.
@pinstripealley needed to happen. And who cares if it's 3 years vs. 2. Could've been worse. We could've let Cano walk. Oh.— Kevin Lee (@KLee2331) December 7, 2013
It's not funny because it's true.
All in favor of cannoning Ichiro and Wells say aye.
You know a new era in baseball has arrived when the Yankees save the Royals from a bad deal.— Justin Bopp (@justinbopp) December 7, 2013
League manager bringing the pain.
Still concerns with age and injury history. Fingers crossed on the health thing. Again.— Sweeny Murti (@YankeesWFAN) December 7, 2013
The curse of 2013 can't possibly carry over into next year...can it?
1. Have Great Player 2. Let Him Sign for 10/240 with AL West Club. 3. Replace with Carlos Beltran. 4. Profit!— David Cameron (@DCameronFG) December 7, 2013
Too soon, man. Way too soon.
@pinstripealley reminds of 2009 when we signed all those big players, look how it ended...— Rick James (@RickJamesCruz) December 7, 2013
There's the optimism we like to see!
@pinstripealley Surprised at negativity. In spite of age, it's 3yr deal for a guy who still produces in reg season, delivers in October.— Wali (@Wa_Sab_) December 7, 2013
Hopefully we make it there for that to matter.
Don't forget to leave your reactions in the comments below.
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