Truth & Rumors > MLB

Yankees pinstripe 'Plan' in danger

Views
11672
Comments
529

08:10 AM ET 09.05 | Plans change, but, at present, it remains in place in New York. The Plan, if you haven't heard, is for the Yankees to reduce their payroll below the $189 million luxury-tax threshold by 2014. The Plan, motivated by a series of provisions in the new labor agreement, is intended to save the Yankees tens of millions. And The Plan, according to Hal Steinbrenner, the Yankees' managing general partner, is non-negotiable. ... Well, let's see the Yankees stick to that goal if they fail to reach the postseason. Let's see them go two more offseasons without spending like the George Steinbrenner Yankees. Let's see them make their old guys younger, and their young guys worthy of their considerable hype. A fine mess this could be.

FOX Sports

Derek Jeter, Getty Images Derek Jeter, Getty Images
September 5, 2012  08:13 AM ET

Let's see wannabe players write more stupid articles...............The Yankees will do what the Yankees will do..............

September 5, 2012  08:25 AM ET

......the writer seems to think the solution is for the yanks to open up their checkbooks, but ignores changes in the overall landscape......best young players getting locked down....other franchises in process of passin by the least coast.....checkbook championships no longer a smart business model....just ask the phillies, red sox, dodgers, angels, marlins, and tigers....

September 5, 2012  08:45 AM ET

2 games under 500 since the break.........

The top 5 payrolls in all of baseball 1. Yaknkees, 2. Phillies, 3. Red Sox, 4. Angels, 5. Tigers, could all be home watching the playoffs this year.

September 5, 2012  08:49 AM ET

The first real test will come after the season when they try to resign Swisher.

September 5, 2012  08:58 AM ET

10 game lead evaporated.

September 5, 2012  09:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

10 game lead evaporated.

Looks like Joe Girardi is starting to lose it, as the pressure mounts.

September 5, 2012  09:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

The first real test will come after the season when they try to resign Swisher.

I do not think they try to resign him. He is part of the problem. He is a .169 hitter in the post season in over 120 at bats. One of many on the team. They picked up his $10 million option for this year, but no way do they hand him a 3 year $30+ million contract he will be looking for.

No way.

September 5, 2012  09:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Looks like Joe Girardi is starting to lose it, as the pressure mounts.

He never had it and he is part of the problem. They play like he manages. Unimaginative, uninspired and fundamentally not good at at all. I watch them everyday and the best thing they can do is remake all they can on this team. It has no future, is getting old and was always lazy. The worst base running team you will ever see. And sloooowww! They play old.

September 5, 2012  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Looks like Joe Girardi is starting to lose it, as the pressure mounts.

how sweet that is. him and his arrogance.

September 5, 2012  09:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

The first real test will come after the season when they try to resign Swisher.

As much as I love Swisher as a player, he's nowhere near worth the money he wants. If that's all he'll take then it's time to bid adieu.

September 5, 2012  09:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Let's see wannabe players write more stupid articles...............The Yankees will do what the Yankees will do..............

The Yankees look old right now. I hadn't seen ARod run the bases in a while. He looked like he was running in sand when he scored on a triple Monday. I remember that feeling. One day, your legs just won't move as fast as they used to. I was 30 when that happened.

September 5, 2012  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

As much as I love Swisher as a player, he's nowhere near worth the money he wants. If that's all he'll take then it's time to bid adieu.

His new contract wouldn't be a big issue on its own. The real problem is the other bloated deals to Arod and Tex just to name two.

September 5, 2012  09:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

His new contract wouldn't be a big issue on its own. The real problem is the other bloated deals to Arod and Tex just to name two.

not to mention Granderson and Cano need to be resigned real soon................

September 5, 2012  09:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The top 5 payrolls in all of baseball 1. Yaknkees, 2. Phillies, 3. Red Sox, 4. Angels, 5. Tigers, could all be home watching the playoffs this year.

I'd love to hear about what all the "MLB must have a salary cap" whiners would have to say about that.

September 5, 2012  09:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

2 games under 500 since the break.........The top 5 payrolls in all of baseball 1. Yaknkees, 2. Phillies, 3. Red Sox, 4. Angels, 5. Tigers, could all be home watching the playoffs this year.

what's your source? ESPN has Texas listed as the 5th highest payroll. The Rangers have the best record in the AL.

September 5, 2012  09:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I do not think they try to resign him. He is part of the problem. He is a .169 hitter in the post season in over 120 at bats. One of many on the team. They picked up his $10 million option for this year, but no way do they hand him a 3 year $30+ million contract he will be looking for.No way.

I totally agree. Plus, they have Cano and Granderson on their plate to re-sign in 2014. Even if they let Swisher go (which I think they will) I don't see how they stay under $189 mil unless Cano or Granderson also goes. My money is on keeping Cano and letting Granderson go.

September 5, 2012  09:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

His new contract wouldn't be a big issue on its own. The real problem is the other bloated deals to Arod and Tex just to name two.

Exactly. The Cano contract they need to offer would be worth a large sum, but it would be hard to justify enormous numbers for even Granderson because of what has happened due to the ARod and Teixeira contracts.

September 5, 2012  09:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

not to mention Granderson and Cano need to be resigned real soon................

Yep, Cano will get $22+ million a year (guessing 6-7 years) and Granderson is worth what? $15 million per for 4 years. I might be too low on Cano.

September 5, 2012  09:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

what's your source? ESPN has Texas listed as the 5th highest payroll. The Rangers have the best record in the AL.

USA Today

[url]http://content.usatoday.com/sportsdata/baseball/mlb/salaries/team[/ur l]

 
September 5, 2012  09:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

......the writer seems to think the solution is for the yanks to open up their checkbooks, but ignores changes in the overall landscape......best young players getting locked down....other franchises in process of passin by the least coast.....checkbook championships no longer a smart business model....just ask the phillies, red sox, dodgers, angels, marlins, and tigers....

Would you please ****? The Rangers' payroll has doubled since 2010. So where's your business model, moron?

Comment

Remember to keep your posts clean. Profanity will get filtered, and offensive comments will be removed.


Truth & Rumors

MOST POPULAR

  1. 1
    Kerr 'absolutely expects' Knicks offer
    Views
    1543
    Comments
    1433
  2. 2
    No return timetable for Lightning MVP
    Views
    749
    Comments
    204
  3. 3
    Yankees, Mets, Red Sox among Hanrahan hopefuls
    Views
    2593
    Comments
    168
  4. 4
    Niners table talks with Kaepernick
    Views
    1100
    Comments
    64
  5. 5
    ... So, L.A. will line up for Love and Durant
    Views
    4670
    Comments
    42

SI.com

SI Photos