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2022 Yankees 1 week 4 days ago #443652

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Knight post=443316 wrote: Yanks need to replace Sanchez.  Time’s up.


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2022 Yankees 1 week 4 days ago #443684

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I’d take a guy that can catch and throw.  Bat a plus.

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Knight post=443684 wrote: I’d take a guy that can catch and throw.  Bat a plus.

Not on an everyday basis, I won't.  They'll start walking guys to get to the weak stick.

Catcher needs to be at least OK in terms of either average or power, just like every other position, IMO.  The era of defining the offense for certain positions is dead and buried, IMO.
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the yanks #1 FA, rizzo. 1B, age 32: Rizzo reportedly turned down a five-year, $70 million extension offer from the Cubs last year, and while he may not find a deal with that many guaranteed dollars, the veteran could exceed a $12 million average annual value (AAV).

other free agents with ny ties - mccuthchen, gardner, happ, kluber, ottavino, paxton

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2022 Yankees 5 days 3 hours ago #444583

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I really have a feeling the Yankee are sitting out this year on the Free Agent market. I understood initially sitting and waiting to see what happens with the Collective Bargaining Agreement but other teams are not.   Add to the fact that Hal Steinbrenner is one of eight owner's on a Committee and he came out in favor of lowering the Luxury Tax threshold, it has the makings of a long winter.

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SJU85 post=444583 wrote: I really have a feeling the Yankee are sitting out this year on the Free Agent market. I understood initially sitting and waiting to see what happens with the Collective Bargaining Agreement but other teams are not.   Add to the fact that Hal Steinbrenner is one of eight owner's on a Committee and he came out in favor of lowering the Luxury Tax threshold, it has the makings of a long winter.

Yanks are already over the luxury tax threshold for 2022.  It makes sense that they would wait on the new CBA before going even further over the cap.  

Besides, there are really only 3 spots (1B, SS, CF) they would spend big money on and they aren't looking for a long term solution at 2 of them (SS & CF) because they have elite prospects ticked there in 2023.

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SJUFAN2 post=444587 wrote:

SJU85 post=444583 wrote: I really have a feeling the Yankee are sitting out this year on the Free Agent market. I understood initially sitting and waiting to see what happens with the Collective Bargaining Agreement but other teams are not.   Add to the fact that Hal Steinbrenner is one of eight owner's on a Committee and he came out in favor of lowering the Luxury Tax threshold, it has the makings of a long winter.

Yanks are already over the luxury tax threshold for 2022.  It makes sense that they would wait on the new CBA before going even further over the cap.  

Besides, there are really only 3 spots (1B, SS, CF) they would spend big money on and they aren't looking for a long term solution at 2 of them (SS & CF) because they have elite prospects ticked there in 2023.

I wonder what George S, would have done. 

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kluber signs with the rays

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Seager off the board

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SJU85 post=444583 wrote: I really have a feeling the Yankee are sitting out this year on the Free Agent market. I understood initially sitting and waiting to see what happens with the Collective Bargaining Agreement but other teams are not.   Add to the fact that Hal Steinbrenner is one of eight owner's on a Committee and he came out in favor of lowering the Luxury Tax threshold, it has the makings of a long winter.

Yanks are already over the luxury tax threshold for 2022.  It makes sense that they would wait on the new CBA before going even further over the cap.  

Besides, there are really only 3 spots (1B, SS, CF) they would spend big money on and they aren't looking for a long term solution at 2 of them (SS & CF) because they have elite prospects ticked there in 2023.

I wonder what George S, would have done. 

Don't waste your time.  There is nothing to wonder about.  He'd very likely be doing the exact same thing his son is doing.  

George operated in a different universe that the one we exist in today.   People conveniently forget that when they pine for the 'good old days' under George.   Here are a few differences between George's days and the MLB world we live in today:

No luxury tax.   He could literally buy his way out of a bad contract by paying half to the team taking the player, all with no additional financial penalties.  Today, there are limits on what you can pay, and whatever you do pay stays on your payroll and counts against the luxury tax.  For example...lets say George traded Stanton to the Dodgers and agreed to pay 10m a year of the deal.  Since the Yankees are over the luxury tax they pay a penalty on that money they keep.  Could be as much as 100% which makes it a $20m hit each year to give that player away.  

Fewer, if any, limits on draft compensation you can pay.  If you wanted to draft Drew Henson late inthe first round and give him a boatload of cash to give up football, you could do that then.  Can't anymore.   Heck, today you get  penalties for not signing your top 10 picks including losing IFA pool money.

Limits on international spending.  Today, teams get a limited amount of money to spend on international players each year, the better the record, the lower the pool of money you get to spend.  Exceed that limit and you can't sign any big FA's for a year or two.

New posting system for Japanese stars that ensures that team with the deepest pockets can no longer get whichever player they want.  

All of these changes were designed to keep the Yankees from flexing their financial muscle.   There's not a damn thing George could do to get around them except run his payroll up to 400m a year and that's not happening.  Ever.

Besides, "the 'good old days' weren't always good, and tomorrow's not as bad as it seems"...
George won two titles in late 70's by out spending everyone for FA's.
He made one playoff appearance in the 1980's and the decade that defined his legacy as an owner was the 1990's and that dynasty only came about because he was banned from the sport for a few years and Gene Michael was allowed to build a dynasty.     If George hadn't been banned, Mariano and Jeter would have been a Mariner or Pirate like Jay Buhner and Doug Drabek and we'd have been chasing our tail for another decade or two.

 
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