December 6, 2016
Holliday in New York
Signed OF-R Matt Holliday to a one-year, $13 million contract. [12/5]
By the standards that New York tabloids have set for themselves, a headline in Tuesday’s New York Post was about as boring as a cup of vanilla yogurt. “Cashman vaguely explains why Yankees grabbed Matt Holliday,” the text above a story on the signing read.
The irony here is that, while it's necessary for us in the media to get an explanation for every move from the executive that made it, the signing of Holliday didn’t need to be explained. Brian Cashman couldn’t comment on the specifics of an unofficial deal—worth a reported $13 million for one year—and that was perfectly fine.