Brian McCann Signs 5-year/85 MM Deal With New York Yankees, Can Kill Phillies A Little Less Now


With his impending move out of the NL East, Brian McCann won’t be able to do as much damage to the Philadelphia Phillies as he he the last eight seasons. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Update 6:30 EST: USA Today’s Bob Nightengale is reporting that McCann has signed a five year deal worth 85 million with the Yankees.

Ken Rosenthal gives the exact details of the contract.

 


Original Story

Jeff Conine and Andres Galarraga are both long since out of the NL East, and the MLB for that matter. Now it appears that the last great Phillies killer is headed out of the NL East.

 

 

 

As much respect as I have for Ken Rosenthal and his bow-ties, it now appears that Grant’s tweets were more accurate.

 

 

Regardless of when he signs with the Yankees, McCann it appears McCann is headed to New York, and most importantly, out of the NL East.

McCann has been the Braves full time catcher since 2006, slugging 176 homeruns since that time, 20 of which came against the Phillies. McCann’s 20 homeruns are the most by one individual player against the Phillies since 2006. So, to say that Phillies fans are excited to see McCann leave the NL East is an understatement. And I think he will be in a hurry to get to New York, where he appears to be a match made in heaven for the short porch in rightfield at Yankee Stadium.

 

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