Another ex-Giant goes to a team that exists in the real world, and discovers just how wrong Brian Sabean can be:
…. The 35-year-old (Randy) Winn, who hit .262 with two homers and 51 RBI in 149 games for the Giants last season, fits snugly into the Yankees’ budget. His deal is worth $2 million, according to a baseball official with knowledge of the contract, and will become official after a physical today. While signing Winn means Damon is out, it does not preclude the Yankees from adding another cheap, experienced outfielder, a team insider said.
So Winn goes from making $10 million with the Giants to making $2 million with the Yanks. Yeah, that sounds about right. At least he’s not walking straight out of the Giants clubhouse and into the broadcast booth like Dave Roberts, Ray Durham, Steve Finley, and so many players over the last five years.