I will give you guy's Gardner is an excellent defender, but a better LF'r than CF'r IMO. As far as his base running skills, the guy can certainly run
Signing Ellsbury did not cost us Cano. Not wanting to go 10-years did.
Yankees have about 17m left, figure 10m to arbitration, 4m for 5 players, and 3m as margin of safety to account for DLs and call ups.
Most of my relatives live in Seattle. There is no microscope there. They have nowhere to go but up. If they don't win a WS with him what is the difference?
Gardner is probably a better defensive CF than Ellsbury, although fielding stats bounce around so much it's hard to get a clear handle on this. But it