The Yankees and J.A. Happ have agreed to a contract, reports Ken Rosenthal. It’s believed to be a three-year deal. No word on the money yet but my guess is it is in the $15M per year neighborhood. We’ll see.
More to come in a bit. My quick take: I am neither underwhelmed nor overwhelmed. I am simply whelmed. Meh.
Update: Rosenthal walked his report back. Now he’s saying the two sides are close to a deal but it has not yet been agreed to. This morning we heard the Phillies were “bringing it” in their pursuit of Happ. Maybe that spurred the Yankees into action. Anyway, stay tuned.
Update II: There is “confidence” the Yankees will get a deal with Happ, according to Joel Sherman.
Update III: Sounds like it’s a done deal for real this time. Mark Feinsand says the Yankees and Happ have agreed to a two-year contract with what sounds like a third year vesting option based on innings and starts. There are still some details to iron out and Happ has to take his physical.