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Yankees exercise options on Curtis Granderson, Robinson Cano, David Aardsma

Oct 29, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

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In a pair of no-brainer moves the Yankees have exercised their 2013 options on Curtis Granderson and Robinson Cano.

Granderson and Cano will each make $15 million, and they’ll both be eligible for free agency next winter. Despite a pair of ugly postseason performances obviously Granderson and Cano on one-year commitments are easy calls.

Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports that the Yankees also exercised their 2013 option on reliever David Aardsma, who missed all of last season and nearly all of this season following elbow and hip surgeries. New York signed Aardsma to a cheap deal knowing he was a question mark for 2012, so they’ll throw the former Mariners closer into the bullpen mix as a cheap possibility for 2013.

  1. willclarkgameface - Oct 29, 2012 at 1:04 PM

    Sweet. The three of them collectively will make less than ARod next season. Nice work Yankees!

    • ezthinking - Oct 29, 2012 at 3:54 PM

      Will might have had a good game face, but he sucks at math.

      15 + 15 + .5 = 30.5. ARod’s getting 29.

  2. hojo20 - Oct 29, 2012 at 1:33 PM

    The Yankees love players that are over 30.

  3. eabbe2012 - Oct 29, 2012 at 1:40 PM

    Grandy’s option is contingent on him passing a physical at Lens Crafters

  4. number42is1 - Oct 29, 2012 at 1:48 PM

    If cano really wants a 10 yr deal and wont settle for a 5-7 yr deal he will be dealt as some sort of “blockbuster” package.
    COMMENCE THE THUMBS DOWN!!!

    • js20011041 - Oct 29, 2012 at 2:25 PM

      Ask and ye shall receive.

      • number42is1 - Oct 29, 2012 at 3:33 PM

        That’s ok… it may not be a popular thought but it doesn’t make it a wrong one.

  5. cackalackyank - Oct 29, 2012 at 2:44 PM

    Hey this is a real bargain. Granderson is going to get paid only 75k per strikeout. Cha-ching!

    • Francisco (FC) - Oct 29, 2012 at 4:20 PM

      I wish I would get paid 75k to strike out.

    • badmajk24 - Oct 30, 2012 at 8:15 AM

      OR, 357,142.86$/ Pop fly errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr HR to right field

  6. sidelineshot - Oct 29, 2012 at 3:06 PM

    Lots of dead wood in the Yankee payroll.
    Why did the Boss sign A-Rod to 10 years? That after passing on millions owed on A-Rod’s 1st contract by Texas.

    • lazlosother - Oct 29, 2012 at 4:16 PM

      The Boss didn’t. It was his idiot son. NY didn’t “pass” on money from Texas, they lost it when he opted out of his contract. As for why said idiot thought 10 years was a good idea, you’ve got me on that one.

      • sidelineshot - Nov 2, 2012 at 11:00 AM

        Thank for explaining the money trail. Yes, 10 years was a bonehead move.

  7. historiophiliac - Oct 29, 2012 at 5:29 PM

    I think I’m finally over you, Grandy.

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