Good news, all of ye who, like me, live in daily fear of players going to other teams: the Yanks managed to lock Jorgie down in a contract before he even had time to hit the free agent market. The deal is reportedly for 4 years, $52 mil, meaning the Yanks are going to be counting on Jorgie Boy to contribute to the team in some way till he's at least 40 years old - a tad on the nutso side, sure, but after the performance he put up this year surely he earned himself a good deal. Also, I'm sure the fact that there are no catchers of his caliber available at the moment and the team doesn't even have anyone in the farm poised to become a Jorgie Backup any time soon made the long-term contract a no-brainer for the Three Steinmeteers.
Next up? Mariano, who has allegedly also been offered a similar deal. Cross your fingers.
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