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Yankees could blow past $189M

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07:37 AM ET 12.20 | In a fairly important way, the league can determine what the Yankees roster looks like going forward. [If] the arbitrator goes light on A-Rod -- and the lightest would probably be 50 games -- then most of his salary would remain on the 2014 books and there would be just about no way the Yankees could get under $189 million. And once that is a reality, they may as well spend what they have to in order to, say, land Masahiro Tanaka (if he is ever posted) and sign perhaps Fernando Rodney to close. Because as one member of the organization said to me, "We either have to be under $189 million or up over $200 million or more. Think how dumb it would look if we worked for a few years to get under $189 million and we didn't and we were at like $192 million and just missed. Either we go under or way over."

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December 20, 2013  07:46 AM ET

At least the Yankees were smart enough to not make that mistake again by giving Cano 10 years. The problem with the Yankees is not that they spend so much because they are still very profitable. The problem is they haven't learned to spend wisely and develop enough of their own stars.

If you're going to be paid the best, all we want is for you to play like you're worth it.

December 20, 2013  07:51 AM ET

This headline should read:

"Yankees Blow".

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December 20, 2013  07:54 AM ET
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At least the Yankees were smart enough to not make that mistake again by giving Cano 10 years. The problem with the Yankees is not that they spend so much because they are still very profitable. The problem is they haven't learned to spend wisely and develop enough of their own stars.If you're going to be paid the best, all we want is for you to play like you're worth it.

If you are interested, this Wall Street Journal article explains the rationale underlying the Yankees' "unwise" spending:

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB100014240527023039976045792385502152 65832

December 20, 2013  07:54 AM ET
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This is true, and why the Yankees are in decline.

No, you are just an idiot.

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December 20, 2013  08:32 AM ET
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my roomate's half-sister makes $86 every hour on the laptop. She has been laid off for five months but last month her income was $16579 just working on the laptop for a few hours. straight from the source... www.Buzz19.com

Was she the one who stole the Target CC #s?

December 20, 2013  08:36 AM ET
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Was she the one who stole the Target CC #s?

That would make sense.

December 20, 2013  08:38 AM ET
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No, you are just an idiot.

No doubt about that.

December 20, 2013  08:42 AM ET

Once again, the Yankees make a joke of "parity" in MLB.
And the league wonders why the NFL has blown by them in fan popularity?

December 20, 2013  08:46 AM ET

Penalties be dammed. They will continue to spend like crazy because they can.
Hell, I would.

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December 20, 2013  09:00 AM ET
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If he only gets 50 games the whole arbitration system should be trashed. Several guys got busted, received their 50 game suspensions, and served them. He got busted, lied, then tried to interfere with the investigation. In my book that goes beyond what Braun did and his suspension should be in the 81 game area at the least.

Glad to see you survived yesterdays photo bomb.

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