4 Dec 2016
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According to multiple reports the Yankees have signed Matt Holliday to a 1-year deal for $13-million.
This is the kind of free agent signing I can absolutely support. He doesn’t cost a draft pick and he is only signed for next season. Assuming he doesn’t have a no-trade clause, he might even be a useful trade chip at the deadline.
Holliday can still hit. He probably shouldn’t be in the outfield anymore, and started playing first last year . Joel Sherman actually suggested this and a signing of Luis Valbuena this morning.
Best of all, this probably means that Encarnacion is headed elsewhere.
Payroll is now about $173-million.