We had some big news yesterday, but it wasn’t exactly great news from a Yankee perspective. The Rays inked an 11-year contract with their star infielder Wander Franco, ensuring the Yankees’ rivals can keep their franchise cornerstone around through the decade. One certainly can’t blame Franco for locking in an enormous sum of money at the age of 20, but if he follows anything close to the track he appears to be on, the Rays may make out like bandits on the deal.
On the site, Peter gives us a free agent profile of left-handed starter Robbie Ray. Plus, Jon gives the grade on Jameson Taillon’s season, and Erin makes the argument that the Yankees should simply pull the trigger on their hottest trade target, Matt Olson.
1. If you had to commit to a current Yankee for 11 years, which would it be?
2. Will the looming CBA expiration spur some Thanksgiving-weekend hot stove activity?