yeah,,somebody would have snagged him with same.
Another way to look at it is this - if a 25 year old became a free agent in MLB with his stuff, he'd get the same thing anyway.
I don't like the $$, but the Yankees have it, so they'd be stupid not to use it. They had a tremendous offseason, although I'm not thrilled with Ellsbury. Maybe the YS dimensions will help his power numbers a bit.