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We were told last week that the Yankees were done giving out Major League contracts now that Spring Training had officially started. That was either a lie or they had a tiny asterisk somewhere when they made the statement because the extension that Brett Gardner signed yesterday was most certainly a Major League one. After looking like he was being set up for a free agent exit after this season, Gardner and the Yanks agreed to terms on a 4-year/$52 million deal with a team option for a 5th year. This guarantees that Gardner will remain a Yankee through the remainder of his prime and sets him up to be a Yankee for life. After the jump, some random thoughts on the deal and what it means for Gardner and the team going forward.