Crasnick: Yankees Sign Ensberg

Thursday, January 31, 2008

According to Jerry Crasnick of, the Yankees and Morgan Ensberg have agreed to a one year deal. This signing makes sense because the Yankees are looking for some pop at first base, and Ensberg has the potential to really hit for power. "I'm extremely excited about it,'' Ensberg said Thursday. "It's a great team and a great lineup. Most importantly, it's a team that's consistently playing for a World Series. After you've been in the league for a few years, you really start valuing that pursuit.'' Ensberg was on pace to hit nearly 40 homeruns just two years ago, but injury ended his season. I think this shows what the Yankees are thinking for their future at first base. They have seen what Juan Miranda is capable of and are not signing anyone long term to fill that position. It is obvious that they believe Miranda is the future at first base.