Cash: McCann could go to the Hall

December, 5, 2013
12/05/13
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NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees introduced Brian McCann on Thursday as their next catcher in the Bronx. Next stop? Cooperstown.

"If he can continue to do [what he did in Atlanta], you are talking about a potential Hall of Famer," general manager Brian Cashman said as the team formally introduced McCann in a news conference at Yankee Stadium. "We are buying someone with that type of reputation and leadership. We have a lot of needs and this certainly fills one of them."

At a news conference attended by owner Hal Steinbrenner and McCann's family, McCann spoke for the first time about his new five-year, $85 million contract that includes a $15 million vesting option and a no-trade clause.

"To say this is one of the best days of my life would be an understatement," a clean-shaven McCann said.

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Andrew Marchand is a senior writer for ESPNNewYork. He also regularly contributes to SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, ESPNews, ESPN New York 98.7 FM and ESPN Radio. He joined ESPN in 2007 after nine years at the New York Post. Follow Andrew on Twitter »

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