Texeira to Yankees 8 yrs/$180M!

MM

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I was just going to post this.

I bet Red Sox fans are going to be pissed. The Sox really needed him.
 

IronJabroni

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who know why bernard madoff scammed all those people???
to pay for his 2009 yankees season tix!!!
 

Ifandorbut

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I guess the Yankees grew tired of being embarrassed by the Rays and their payroll. Either that or Stonebrainer Junior wants to win one for daddy and is willing to bankrupt the team in the process.
 

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The Yankees have SO much money that they are the walking epitome of why a salary cap is sorely needed in MLB. They SHOULD win the Series every year!
 

Ifandorbut

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really? even without a cap they haven't won the WS since 2000
It doesn't guarantee a WS ring, but it does mean they can make more mistakes via the draft or make mistakes through free agency and can still post up a season of 90+ wins each year, as they have done for many, many years. I know, last year they only won 89.

Having that kind of money buys you a ton of Mulligans. The Orioles were hefty spendthrifts, but they made a few mistakes in over spending and it bit them on the ass. Some franchises can't make mistakes or they're out of it. That reality isn't a reality with the Yankees. It's a stacked deck.
 

IronJabroni

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but until that anti-trust exemption is removed you'll never see a cap in baseball

maybe it'd be more fair to have an nfl-style system but we'll never see it in our lifetimes
 

IronJabroni

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no cap...there is a luxury tax/revenue sharing imposed on teams that have payrolls above some amount (don't know the amount off the top of my head)
 

Ifandorbut

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Before the Yankees signed TAXiera they were pushing 27 million in fines due to exceeding the luxury tax. I can't imagine what level they've reached at this point after the signing.
 

ProperModulation

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I was reading that the luxury tax for the yankees is 40% for anything over $160 mil for next year. So Tex's $23 million salary will really cost them $32 million. I really wanted him to come back to the Angels, but I am glad they didn't overspend trying to keep him. We still got knocked out of the post season really quickly this year, even with Teixeria. No player is a magic bullet that will get you a WS ring. He'd have been a great asset to the team in 2009, but not worth the $23+ million a year it would have cost to keep him.
 

MAJ Badmotherfarker

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please say you are joking

Nope. But I also got offered a full ride from Rice U., UC Boulder and OHSU. I decided to be an Astros fan.

As for the Yankees... did they learn nothing from the 80's? They've always sucked when they try to buy up all the talent. They were great during the 90's when they had young guys from their farm system.
 

goreds2

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Nope. But I also got offered a full ride from Rice U., UC Boulder and OHSU. I decided to be an Astros fan.

http://www.digitalradiocentral.com/mlb/1906-astros-make-huge-splash-free-agency.html

As for the Yankees... did they learn nothing from the 80's? They've always sucked when they try to buy up all the talent. They were great during the 90's when they had young guys from their farm system.
In the 80's, the Yankees picked up veterans past their prime. That was their big issue.
 

Ifandorbut

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Nope. But I also got offered a full ride from Rice U., UC Boulder and OHSU. I decided to be an Astros fan.

As for the Yankees... did they learn nothing from the 80's? They've always sucked when they try to buy up all the talent. They were great during the 90's when they had young guys from their farm system.
But they never had to dangle those young guys from their system in trade bait because they always had the unlimited cash reserves to obtain a high priced free agent whenever they needed it, or in the case of when another team in their division was courting a player, they could just swoop in at the last minute and better the deal, whether they needed the player or not. How many players have the Yankees purchased when it looked for all the world that Boston or Toronto was just about to ink the deal?

True, they had a phenomenal system in the early 90's...but they were able to keep it a phenomenal system by not having to deal away all of their "can't miss prospects".