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Yankees might not stick to that salary ceiling

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08:13 AM ET 01.31 | Are the Yankees merely old, injury-prone and strapped by a self-imposed salary cap? When presented with that scenario on Wednesday, general manager Brian Cashman said he doesn't see it happening. "We'll find a way, we always do," he said. "We'll be active in free-agent signings, trades, and we have a strong farm system, one of the best in baseball. It will be business as usual." ... When asked if Hal Steinbrenner's edict to get the payroll under $189 million for 2014 might stand in the way of business as usual, Cashman simply said, "No." The GM didn't elaborate but did seem to leave open the possibility that the $189 million ceiling, which would allow the Yankees to avoid severe luxury-tax penalties, isn't necessarily etched in stone.

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January 31, 2013  08:43 AM ET

Cash must be counting on A Rod coming off the books.

January 31, 2013  09:09 AM ET

Well - at least this thread focuses on A true aspect of the NYY - cash.....

January 31, 2013  09:10 AM ET

I don't think so. Hal mentioned awhile back that the $189 M ceiling won't get in the way if they feel the team needs to get better.

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January 31, 2013  09:14 AM ET

I don't see who may be left to sign anyway this season before it starts or how good their prospects really are but I guess they can try and trade at midseason if necessary. I wouldn't mind, though, that if they really do have strong farm system to take their time with the team and wait for those prospects to come up.

January 31, 2013  09:16 AM ET

True dat!

January 31, 2013  09:17 AM ET

Darn it! I keep trying to tag quotes but it seems to be a no go.......

January 31, 2013  09:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Darn it! I keep trying to tag quotes but it seems to be a no go.......

It just goes to show that you have a life! ;-)

No worries.

January 31, 2013  09:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Darn it! I keep trying to tag quotes but it seems to be a no go.......

It's really, really, really hard. Don't be too hard on yourself.

January 31, 2013  10:07 AM ET
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It's really, really, really hard. Don't be too hard on yourself.

Are you trying to be funny haha or funny ****.

On another note, why is this thread at such a slow place? You would think that it being about the beloved/behated Yankees that words would be spewing from all over the place with such ease.

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January 31, 2013  10:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Are you trying to be funny haha or funny ****. On another note, why is this thread at such a slow place? You would think that it being about the beloved/behated Yankees that words would be spewing from all over the place with such ease.

One would think - but the best that could be mustered so far is it is the only MLB threat that got spammed. Must think we have money here also....

January 31, 2013  10:21 AM ET
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Cash must be counting on A Rod coming off the books.

Hope springs eternal

January 31, 2013  10:24 AM ET
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Hope springs eternal

so does a flower.... but it's got to come up through a lot of crap to do it......

January 31, 2013  10:28 AM ET
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so does a flower.... but it's got to come up through a lot of crap to do it......

A-Rod: The bloom is off the rose?

January 31, 2013  10:28 AM ET
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so does a flower.... but it's got to come up through a lot of crap to do it......

But the little **** does come up. Despite all the crap.

January 31, 2013  10:35 AM ET

There are rumors that the Yanks are talking to Hafner.

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January 31, 2013  10:39 AM ET
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There are rumors that the Yanks are talking to Hafner.

Good RBI man - when he is in the game.....

 
January 31, 2013  10:41 AM ET

Is he injury prone?

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