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Brian McCann is a Yankee


Braves catcher McCann watches from the dugout in the ninth inning of their MLB National League baseball game as the Braves lose to the Phillies in Atlanta

Brian has a new place to call home.

It was first reported a few hours ago by Evan Grant (of Dallas) that McCann was close to signing a deal with the New York Yankees; it is now official. Brian McCann has signed a 5 year, $85 million deal with the Yankees, with a 6th year option that could bring the overall value of the deal to $100mil. He also received a full no trade clause. This is all pending a physical.

 

 

He is also now the highest paid catcher ever on the free agent market (via Ken Rosenthal)

Jason Heyward and Freddie Freeman “acknowledged” the signing

I wish him the best in New York. You are welcome to leave your thoughts about this developing announcement in the columns below. 

How do you feel about Mac signing with the Yankees?

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  • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

    Well, there ya go.

  • Matthew Jones

    I believe the title is “Brian McCann is a DamYankee. :D

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ Julien Benjamin

    It kinda sucks, the destination he’s headed too, but we could/should have expected this all along. I just hope he does well.

    He had to go to an AL team, to be worth his contract, and even this I’m a bit leary off. It’s not terrible, but I really could see him catch just 2 or 3 more seasons… and he declines quite frequently in the late season…..

    Mark Simon ‏@msimonespn31m

    McCann OPS last 4 September/Octobers– .644, .626, .634, .554 (h/t @Ben_Duronio)

  • Jeff Schafer

    Anywhere BUT the Yankees!! BMac is going to do great things in NY though, that RF fence was built for him.

    I’m happy for him but wish he signed with Boston or Texas

    • http://www.tomahawktake.com/ Chris Headrick

      Texas yeah, but hell I hate Boston much more than I do the Yankees. Gritty my ass. :)

  • http://www.tomahawktake.com/ Chris Headrick

    I might be the odd man out, but if it weren’t for a large market team like NY, I don’t really see BMac getting that much money. Even for NY, I don’t think he’s worth it. Not old, but has spent a great deal of time behind the plate, and shows signs of some decline last few years. Long term contract? I wouldn’t have done it, but if it can pay off for NY, more power to them. Braves will be fine. Will miss the Bmac of some former years, but not the Bmac of late.

  • trey

    Absolute yuck….I dont blame him for it, but Im still upset he went THERE. Oh well. Guess we’re lucky that we’ll probably only ever see him once every three years. No real shot of seeing THEM in the WS anytime soon. That franchise is in for a lot of down years

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