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Yankees GM: We're still going to outspend everybody

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08:40 AM ET 03.03 | Brian Cashman will be charged with getting the Yankees' payroll below $189 million before the 2014 season, but the general manager doesn't want anybody to think that the Bombers will be dramatically altering their approach. "We're still the Yankees," Cashman said. "We're still going to outspend everybody else. That's not going to change. We're still going to be there for our fan base and try to make sure every year that they have legitimate hope that this can be a special season."

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March 3, 2012  09:09 AM ET

Bringing back the 80's eh? The Danny Tartabull, Jimmy Key era (no championships)

March 3, 2012  09:10 AM ET
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Bringing back the 80's eh? The Danny Tartabull, Jimmy Key era (no championships)

Temporary Set Back!!!

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March 3, 2012  09:19 AM ET

This new Luxury tax plan sounds like MLB's way of getting their cap. As we have heard teams want to be under the Luxury tax amount so they will get some of the revenue sharing back. The Yankees problem will be those long term deals they've given to Arod, Tex and CC. By 2014 they will still account for close to 70 or the 189 million which only leaves 119 million for the other 22 guys which comes out to about 5 million each. If Cano gets his big raise which is expected that would cut everyone else's piece of the pie even further but it will be interesting to see how teams handle it.

March 3, 2012  09:36 AM ET
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This new Luxury tax plan sounds like MLB's way of getting their cap.

It's had an astonishing effect. It is the non-cap cap.

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March 3, 2012  09:45 AM ET
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This is why Boston will be the team of the 21st Century. The Yankees won't know how to deal staying under the $189 mil thresh hold. They are too old indeed right now and for the next few years.

Would you like a side of stupid with that?

March 3, 2012  09:47 AM ET
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This is why Boston will be the team of the 21st Century. The Yankees won't know how to deal staying under the $189 mil thresh hold. They are too old indeed right now and for the next few years.

You've already seen a change in the way Boston is doing business this season, not going after that one extra big name like Oswalt and Jackson. The Yankees have done the same thing, small deals that maybe the media are blowing up to look big but they picked up some guys who could be solid but like anything else only time will tell if those moves work.

March 3, 2012  09:50 AM ET
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It's had an astonishing effect. It is the non-cap cap.

So far anyway it's having the desired affect. Plus the Red Sox and Yankees are learning the hard lesson that thowing huge dollars at a guy doesn't mean he'll be worth the money.

March 3, 2012  09:57 AM ET
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You've already seen a change in the way Boston is doing business this season, not going after that one extra big name like Oswalt and Jackson. The Yankees have done the same thing, small deals that maybe the media are blowing up to look big but they picked up some guys who could be solid but like anything else only time will tell if those moves work.

And the Yankees are also leaning much more heavily on their farm system as the Sox have been doing. In the short term, the "cap" is going to pose a much bigger problem to the Yanks due to the length of ARod's and Tex's contracts.

March 3, 2012  10:02 AM ET
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And the Yankees are also leaning much more heavily on their farm system as the Sox have been doing. In the short term, the "cap" is going to pose a much bigger problem to the Yanks due to the length of ARod's and Tex's contracts.

CC's as well since I think they added another year to it. I don't care what team it is including the Sox, I just hate seeing those 7 plus years deals, they can really tie a team up down the road.

March 3, 2012  10:05 AM ET
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CC's as well since I think they added another year to it. I don't care what team it is including the Sox, I just hate seeing those 7 plus years deals, they can really tie a team up down the road.

I was going to say that the new "cap" would potentially limit the length of future contracts and I still think it will. However, Prince and Albert say otherwise.

March 3, 2012  10:05 AM ET

Thanks Brian, your statements alone have confirmed what is wrong with MLB.

Teams being able to outspend smaller markets who can't afford it to get a player is wrong on so many levels.

March 3, 2012  10:52 AM ET

the yankees will be the yankees, regardless of who they sign the bombers would go back to the hunt by the end of this season, hamels its waiting for the yanks!!!!!

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March 3, 2012  11:05 AM ET
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the small market team CAN spend more- they just choose not tothe small market teams have a different philosophy-they'd rather trot out kids and cheap talent and expect fans to come see garbage just cause they have a kc or pitt across their uni-where as teams that actually try to win- spend $ cause they understand that you have to spend $ to make money

It's a choice between making a profit and not making a profit. Small market teams can't spend like the Yankees and still make money.

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