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5 reasons why Yankees fans should be excited for Jacoby Ellsbury

Jacoby Ellsbury agreed to a deal with the Yankees on Tuesday, making the always-interesting (but very common) move from Boston to New York. Here are a few things the 30-year-old should bring to the table over the next seven years:

He's fast. So fast that he gets triples without even running the bases:

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He turns double plays that leave opposing baserunners mystified:

He steals base hits whenever he feels like it:

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He likes to lead off games in a big way. The center fielder's 10 long balls while leading off a game are the most in Red Sox history:

He knows how to win. The two-time World Series champ has a career postseason slash line of .301/.361/.414 with 11 steals and 17 RBIs:

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