Discussion in 'Sports' started by PoliticalChic, Dec 9, 2017.
32 year old pitcher with injury history...25M a year? Yeahno.
"What's even more infuriating about this is that the Yankees were able to take the risk on Stanton's long-term contract in part because general manager Brian Cashman has done such a good job of rebuilding the roster that they could afford Stanton while still keeping their payroll under the luxury-tax threshold for 2018, the first time that will happen. That resets their tax percentage for 2019, which will make it easier for them to go after one of the premium free agents such as Manny Machado.
....Cashman built this roster primarily through the farm system and shrewd trades. Judge was a first-round pick but the 32nd player chosen. Gregorius was acquired for reliever Shane Greene. Chad Green, one of the most dominant relievers in baseball last season, was acquired from the Detroit Tigers for Justin Wilson. Cashman stole Aaron Hicks from the Minnesota Twins for a third-string catcher. Jordan Montgomery was a fourth-round pick. While Sanchez commanded a $3 million signing bonus as an amateur, Severino signed for just $225,000. Anybody could have had him."
The Judge-led Yankees drew 114,432 more fans on the road than the ordinary team of 2016. If we conservatively estimate that the average fan spends $60 at a game, a good Yankees team provided the league an additional $7 million in revenue (and that's before the higher TV ratings and merchandise sales). That's on top of how the Yankees draw more fans than other teams to begin with. Everybody makes money off the Yankees; they make more when the Yankees are good."
Bah, humbug: Why it feels good to hate the Yankees again
"MLB Hot Stove Rumors: Yankees reportedly keeping an eye on Yu Darvish"
MLB Hot Stove Rumors: Yankees reportedly keeping an eye on Yu Darvish
"...the Yankees seem to think it’s possible they could get him for five years, $80-90 million.
At that price it would be hard to argue with the move, as Darvish, at age 31, has such elite stuff that he ought to be able to pitch at a high level into his mid-30s.
....if he can get the Japanese star for less than $100 million and still get under the luxury-tax threshhold by trading Ellsbury, he’ll be the early favorite to win Executive of the Year honors for the second straight year. "
Yankees have chance at getting Yu Darvish for ‘reasonable' price
Who would be dumb enough to take Ellsbury and that contract?
Stanton is also very injury-prone.
"Yankees ticket sales up 550,000 from last year: report
The Yankees are already reaping the rewards of their investment in Giancarlo Stanton.
The team has sold 550,000 more tickets compared to last year at this time, according to USA Today."
Yankees ticket sales up 550,000 from last year: report
The Browns? When they brought in the Mets guy 2 years ago I would have put the odds at 60-40. Now with their new experienced GM , I'm lowering it to a 1-in-10 chance.
Friday, February 23 - Tigers - 1:05 pm ET - YES
Saturday, February 24 - Pirates - 1:05 pm ET - WFAN
Sunday, February 25 - Phillies - 1:05 pm ET - MLBN, WFAN
Monday, February 26 - Phillies - 6:35 pm ET
Tuesday, February 27 - Blue Jays - 1:07 pm ET
Wednesday, February 28 - Tigers - 1:05 pm ET - YES
Thursday, March 1 - Phillies - 1:05 pm ET - MLBN
Friday, March 2 - Braves - 1:05 pm ET - YES
Saturday, March 3 - Red Sox - 1:05 pm ET - MLBN, WFAN
Sunday, March 4 - Rays - 1:05 pm ET - YES, WFAN
Monday, March 5 - OFF
Tuesday, March 6 - Tigers - 1:05 pm ET
Wednesday, March 7 - Mets - 1:10 pm ET
Thursday, March 8 - Phillies - 1:05 pm ET - YES
Friday, March 9 - Braves - 6:05 pm ET - WFAN
Saturday, March 10 - Mets - 1:05 pm ET - MLBN, YES, WFAN
Sunday, March 11 - Marlins - 1:05 pm ET - WFAN, WAQI
Monday, March 12 - Twins - 6:35 pm ET - YES, WFAN
Tuesday, March 13 - Tigers - 1:05 pm ET - YES
Wednesday, March 14 - Orioles - 1:05 pm ET - MLBN
Thursday, March 15 - Pirates - 1:05 pm ET - YES
Friday, March 16 - Astros - 6:35 pm ET
Saturday, March 17 - Tigers - 1:05 pm ET - MLBN, WFAN
Sunday, March 18 - Marlins - 1:05 pm ET - YES, WFAN
Monday, March 19 - Rays - 6:35 pm ET
Tuesday, March 20 - Tigers - 1:05 pm ET
Wednesday, March 21 - Orioles - 6:35 pm ET
Thursday, March 22 - Twins - 1:05 pm ET - ESPN2
Friday, March 23 - Red Sox - 1:05 pm ET - ESPN, YES
Saturday, March 24 - Braves (SS) - 1:05 pm ET & Blue Jays (SS) - 1:05 pm ET - WFAN
Sunday, March 25 - Rays - 1:05 pm ET
IT's all Yankees all year. It's theirs to lose.
The only consolation to the remaining teams in the league is that it's a long six month season and many things can happen in that time.
Separate names with a comma.