Gregs Kite wrote:A lot of the aftermath I'm reading is focusing on the marketability of Ellsbury as a reason they went so overboard. Apparently not a lot of people watch the YES! Network or want to pony up $2500 for front row seats to watch Eduardo Nunez and Lyle Overbay. Just a perfect storm to get Ells his money and the Yankees someone to put asses in seats.
Yankees did have their worst ratings and attendance year last year. It didn't improve until Arod and Yea Jeets came back.