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mattyblue : 1/9/2019 9:00 am
I apologize if there is already an active discussion going, and if so I will gladly delete this.

Iím reading more and more articles insinuating the Yankees are not really pursuing Machado or Harper at this point. Mostly that they are not willing to spend the money on them in a long term deal. Itís pretty rare you see guys that young and that good in free agency. Are the Yankees out of the race/bidding war on them? And if so is it the right move? Itís strange to be a Yankees fan and not see them willing to spend. Their rotation might be the biggest concern and they will need to pay Judge and Severino at some point, but can they compete with the Astros and Sox as is?
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RE: RE: RE: RE: Great job by the Yanks if true.  
rich in DC : 1/9/2019 7:37 pm : link
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Sorry Rich, but it has nothing to do about promises and assumptions, and everything to do with opportunity and resources. It doesnít matter to me what the media and fans thought do to the luxury tax goal. Itís more about this. Very rarely do the talents like this but the free agent market at 26. And the Yankees are positioned better than anyone to add generational talent to an already loaded, but flawed roster. And it more and more looks like being very good and making money is more important to the ownership than winnering a championship.



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Yea great job passing on a stud like this when we were told for a few years this was the year they were going all out to sign Harper or Machado. Iím sure people who spend good money on tickets want to watch Brett Gardner Aaron Hicks and Troy Tulowitzki replacement because that fragile guy who be on the 60 DL by may 15th Iím sure people will be ecstatic to watch Cc start against the world champs in August.



This lie continues to be passed off as fact by fans- there was NO- repeat NO promise ever made by the Yanks that the Yanks would spend. Hal only said that the Yanks did not need a payroll over $200M to compete. He NEVER EVER promised that they would spend in FA.

That was an assumption by fans and media alike, who just assumed that this was going to lead to a spending spree.

I still think Machado should be signed, but no promise was EVER made by the team and people need to stop repeating this nonsense to justify their own desires.



Ok. I see now. You are one of the "the Yanks make money so they should spend it to satisfy me" sheep. No problem- won't engage with you any further. No point in lowering myself to that level.
No offense rich  
adamg : 1/9/2019 7:41 pm : link
but the way you talk to people, you're already at a certain level.

Not saying I'm better, but you're acting like you're the Mother Teresa of Yankees fans. Very pompous.
RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: Great job by the Yanks if true.  
LarmerTJR : 1/9/2019 7:50 pm : link
Rich

What in my reponse warrented such a condescending response?

Donít like opposing viewpoints? The suggestion the Yanks were positioned to make these moves?

But please donít stoop to my level to respond...donít belittle yourself.

I didnít say the Yankees owe me anything. I said they have the resources to use an opportunity that doesnít present itself very often in MLB. Maybe I like it when my favorite baseball team signs the best baseball players.

But by all means, please ignore everything I say going forward. I wouldnít want you to lower your extremely high standards of discourse.


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Sorry Rich, but it has nothing to do about promises and assumptions, and everything to do with opportunity and resources. It doesnít matter to me what the media and fans thought do to the luxury tax goal. Itís more about this. Very rarely do the talents like this but the free agent market at 26. And the Yankees are positioned better than anyone to add generational talent to an already loaded, but flawed roster. And it more and more looks like being very good and making money is more important to the ownership than winnering a championship.



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Yea great job passing on a stud like this when we were told for a few years this was the year they were going all out to sign Harper or Machado. Iím sure people who spend good money on tickets want to watch Brett Gardner Aaron Hicks and Troy Tulowitzki replacement because that fragile guy who be on the 60 DL by may 15th Iím sure people will be ecstatic to watch Cc start against the world champs in August.



This lie continues to be passed off as fact by fans- there was NO- repeat NO promise ever made by the Yanks that the Yanks would spend. Hal only said that the Yanks did not need a payroll over $200M to compete. He NEVER EVER promised that they would spend in FA.

That was an assumption by fans and media alike, who just assumed that this was going to lead to a spending spree.

I still think Machado should be signed, but no promise was EVER made by the team and people need to stop repeating this nonsense to justify their own desires.





Ok. I see now. You are one of the "the Yanks make money so they should spend it to satisfy me" sheep. No problem- won't engage with you any further. No point in lowering myself to that level.
Lowering yourself to that  
mattyblue : 1/9/2019 7:55 pm : link
level Rich? You are on a message board for NY Giants football fans what elite level do you believe yourself to be on?
RE: Yankees need pitching!!!!!  
djm : 1/9/2019 9:10 pm : link
In comment 14255156 GMAN4LIFE said:
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Starting pitching!!!!!!


Yanks donít really need starting pitching as much as they, along with many other teams, need that one HOF bad ass starting pitcher. Thereís a difference. They have the staff to win 100 games again but we donít know if they have that guy for that one game. They didnít last Year.

A lot of offseason left...
RE: I have no idea who Hector Gomez is  
Hsilwek92 : 1/9/2019 9:47 pm : link
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We'll see what happens


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Calm the fuck down people.
RE: RE: I have no idea who Hector Gomez is  
Strahan91 : 1/9/2019 10:03 pm : link
In comment 14256188 Hsilwek92 said:
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Calm the fuck down people.

Heís a reputable reporter, especially when it pertains to players of Dominican descent. He broke the Cano PED story and recently was ahead of Nelson Cruzís FA dealings.
Hector Gomez -  
JPinstripes : 1/9/2019 10:04 pm : link
I would not simply disregard this guy as fake news, he is connected to the Latino sports community.

That does not mean NYY is out on Machado because Cashman is a ninja... Let's see where this lands.
Rich in DC...  
Tesla : 1/9/2019 10:10 pm : link
consistently comes across as an asshole on these threads. What's hilarious is the he fancies himself some kind of Yankee "intellectual" when in reality he's an absolute moron.

Not only that but he literally appears to have been brainwashed by Hal Steinbrenner and is outraged that an Yankee fan would be "stupid" enough to believe that Hal should invest some of the $600 million in annual revenue back into the team.

Rich, just do everyone a favor and stop polluting on these threads with your condescension and lengthy drivel.
RE: RE: RE: I have no idea who Hector Gomez is  
Hsilwek92 : 1/9/2019 10:24 pm : link
In comment 14256198 Strahan91 said:
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We'll see what happens



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Calm the fuck down people.


Heís a reputable reporter, especially when it pertains to players of Dominican descent. He broke the Cano PED story and recently was ahead of Nelson Cruzís FA dealings.


Iím not saying he isnít and, from what I can tell, neither is Greg.

What Iím saying is simple, relax. People are literally here, on this thread arguing and getting bent out of shape about stuff theyíre presuming will happen or shouldíve happened by now. Itís January 9th. No team in the league has made a blockbuster signing yet, unless you count Corbin (I donít).

It all just seems silly to me.

You know, I think you could make a  
Hsilwek92 : 1/9/2019 10:31 pm : link
Realmutoís name has been talked about more this offseason than Machado and Harper.
You know, I think you could make a solid argument  
Hsilwek92 : 1/9/2019 10:33 pm : link
is what that should have said
Machado looking for Stanton numbers $300m plus  
GFAN52 : 1/9/2019 10:35 pm : link
No way Hal authorizes going that high.
Gentlemen  
Phil in LA : 1/9/2019 10:40 pm : link
this offseason has grown long, with no Giant playoffs, or competitve Knicks or Rangers. But, it is time only for comiseration because we're in the same boat, not sniping at each other. Yanks probably aren't done.
Haha, it seems weird that a ďfanĒ would be despondent over the other  
Jim in Hoboken : 1/9/2019 10:42 pm : link
fansí reaction over the teamís perceived lack of total commitment to winning at all costs.

Itís like heís related to Hal or something...

I am actually not too upset over this. I am still not happy Stantonís on the team and of the belief that theyíd be more aggressive in pursuing either Machado or Harper.
RE: Gentlemen  
Hsilwek92 : 1/9/2019 10:47 pm : link
In comment 14256246 Phil in LA said:
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this offseason has grown long, with no Giant playoffs, or competitve Knicks or Rangers. But, it is time only for comiseration because we're in the same boat, not sniping at each other. Yanks probably aren't done.


Agreed. The monotony of a hot stove season that was supposed to be one of the greatest ever has made people a little stir crazy.
Just remember  
Hsilwek92 : 1/9/2019 10:50 pm : link
Mark Teixeiraís signing came out of no where.
I'll take Stanton  
JPinstripes : 1/9/2019 10:52 pm : link
over both Harper or Machado on my team anytime.
They got ARod on Valentine's weekend  
Phil in LA : 1/9/2019 10:58 pm : link
after saying "Enrique Wilson is our Third Baseman." We've also been told "Bubba Crosby is our CF" and "Nick Swisher is our 1B." None of that turned out to be true. So be patient, as long as players are unsigned, the Yanks are still in play.
The concerning part is Heyman saying the Yanks didn't even  
jcn56 : 1/9/2019 11:29 pm : link
offer a contract.

I could see not aggressively pursuing him, or not signing him at any cost. I could see being outbid. But not even an offer, even if it were to pale in either years or total value compared to competitors? If that ends up being the case, it would be very disappointing.
Well, to be fair  
illmatic : 1/9/2019 11:32 pm : link
most reports are saying the White Sox are the only team to have offered him a contract so far. Or maybe Philly did very recently. The Yanks just might want to see what those two offer him first before matching or coming close to it with their own contract. I'll wait until both Machado and Harper sign elsewhere before getting pissed with Hal and the front office.
RE: The concerning part is Heyman saying the Yanks didn't even  
mattyblue : 1/10/2019 12:57 am : link
In comment 14256280 jcn56 said:
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offer a contract.

I could see not aggressively pursuing him, or not signing him at any cost. I could see being outbid. But not even an offer, even if it were to pale in either years or total value compared to competitors? If that ends up being the case, it would be very disappointing.


This is exactly how I would feel. If someone pays him or Harper 400 million I wouldnít blame the Yankees for saying no way to matching it but if the Yankees just showed no interest in either of them it would be pretty worrisome about the future. That being said, a few reports are coming out that the Yankees are still in it on Machado so hope remains.
As several others have said  
Mike from SI : 1/10/2019 1:30 am : link
let's wait to see how things play out before we get all pissed.
Not for the nothing...  
Milton : 1/10/2019 2:25 am : link
But this all fits with my belief that Machado has been a red herring all along and that Harper is the true target.
Could the team also be practicing  
Beer Man : 1/10/2019 6:17 am : link
a little restraint and common sense. A few years ago this team could barley compete as they had too many old, often injured fading stars starting. At the time the team was handcuffed with what they could do because of the obscene contracts they had handed out to players like ARod, CC, Tex, Jacoby, etc. I think they will stay away from the 10 year mega-deals.
Andy Martino tweet late last night  
Strahan91 : 1/10/2019 7:47 am : link
ďYankees haven't been very engaged on Machado since New Years, per multiple sources, but here's the thing: It's hard to get an offer from Cashman but when he strikes he strikes quickly, aggressively. Regardless of how this looks like it's going, I'm not ready to believe its overĒ
RE: Not for the nothing...  
Dunedin81 : 1/10/2019 8:23 am : link
In comment 14256334 Milton said:
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But this all fits with my belief that Machado has been a red herring all along and that Harper is the true target.


This is Scott Boras we're talking about. He has a pet national reporter, and a good working relationship with the remainder. It is absolutely not in his business interest to keep Yankee interest quiet. If there was any indication whatsoever they were in, it would have been trumpeted to the ends of the earth.
RE: Could the team also be practicing  
TheMick7 : 1/10/2019 9:17 am : link
In comment 14256350 Beer Man said:
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a little restraint and common sense. A few years ago this team could barley compete as they had too many old, often injured fading stars starting. At the time the team was handcuffed with what they could do because of the obscene contracts they had handed out to players like ARod, CC, Tex, Jacoby, etc. I think they will stay away from the 10 year mega-deals.


I'd agree with this completely if it weren't for the fact that there is a huge anomaly in the 2018 FA class-2 26 year old superstars available only for $$$. I cannot ever remember this scenario taking place in free agency. With the new style of contract,10 year contracts(And I don't believe either will get one) are really 4 year opt out,6 year opt out contracts w/both player & team having the options.So, old arguments about ARod type contracts are dead. Like others have said,waiting until Machado & Harper sign is the prudent thing to do, but if the Yankees don't sign either,you have to ask what type of commitment Hal has to #28. Now,as a businessman, he needs to put a winning product on the field to bring out the fan base but not going the extra mile (like the Red Sox did last year) to put your team over the top will elicit questions about Hal & his dedication to the bottom line. As I said in a previous post,the repurchase of the YES network after Hal stupidly sold a percentage of it,looms large when it comes to the distribution of Yankee money. Only time will tell!
I don't have the time or the energy...  
Dunedin81 : 1/10/2019 9:55 am : link
for a lengthy discussion of the Yankees spending plans. I don't think people realistically expect them to be spending 150% of what the next closest team is spending. But coming off a Red Sox WS in which they were the biggest spender, in which they had a payroll tens of millions higher than the Yanks, and in which (significantly) they ate a lot of bad money, Yankee fans quite reasonably expect the Yankees to be a top 2-3 payroll and they expect them to at least be competitive in the bidding for premium FAs at positions of need (Machado).

Rich makes a lot of salient points. There was no promise of profligacy in this FA period, they never said they were going over the luxury tax threshold, and they still have a high payroll. And in everything that isn't reflected on player payroll (amateur scouting, player development, analytics) they're a trendsetter.

But if May 1 finds Machado with a .900 OPS and Tulowitzki on the DL, I think Yankee fans will be justified in their frustration. None of the cost-savings (relative or otherwise) has been passed along to fans - ticket prices are high and getting higher. We are not obligated to celebrate higher profit margins for the Steinbrothers.
Yanks still hold a nice advantage over Philly and ChiSox  
Dave in PA : 1/10/2019 10:02 am : link
Boras will give the Yankees every opportunity to end up being the winning bidder. That doesnít mean the Yankees will WANT to be the winning bidder, but Cashman can afford to wait this out a little longer. No sense in throwing out some massive offer when no over team apparently is doing so either.
RE: Yanks still hold a nice advantage over Philly and ChiSox  
TheMick7 : 1/10/2019 10:09 am : link
In comment 14256549 Dave in PA said:
[quote] Boras will give the Yankees every opportunity to end up being the winning bidder. That doesnít mean the Yankees will WANT to be the winning bidder, but Cashman can afford to wait this out a little longer. No sense in throwing out some massive offer when no over team apparently is doing so either. [/quot

Boras represents Harper,not Manny!
RE: RE: Yanks still hold a nice advantage over Philly and ChiSox  
Dave in PA : 1/10/2019 10:13 am : link
In comment 14256561 TheMick7 said:
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In comment 14256549 Dave in PA said:
[quote] Boras will give the Yankees every opportunity to end up being the winning bidder. That doesnít mean the Yankees will WANT to be the winning bidder, but Cashman can afford to wait this out a little longer. No sense in throwing out some massive offer when no over team apparently is doing so either. [/quot

Boras represents Harper,not Manny!
Díoh! Never mind then
In all honesty,  
section125 : 1/10/2019 10:20 am : link
Yankees fans should be pissed if the Yanks did not at least attempt to sign Manny. I can understand being out bid, but to not even attempt to work out a deal should be viewed with contempt and derision.
I for one am against 10 yrs/ $350(?) mill. But a 5/6/7 year deal with opt outs, etc should allow them to find a place that is financially sound (at least as far as paying a ball player could be).

Hal may look at it and say, doggone we won 100 games with a marginal starting pitching staff and Judge injured. We fixed it a bit so we should be good to go. But Didi is out. They don't know what happens at 1B. They don't know what in season injuries could happen. They don't know if Gary will rebound.
Look at what 7 weeks without Judge did... Manny's bat together with Stanton helps cover a long term injury.

Maybe fans need to be a bit more vocal.
RE: In all honesty,  
GFAN52 : 1/10/2019 10:22 am : link
In comment 14256571 section125 said:
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Yankees fans should be pissed if the Yanks did not at least attempt to sign Manny. I can understand being out bid, but to not even attempt to work out a deal should be viewed with contempt and derision.
I for one am against 10 yrs/ $350(?) mill. But a 5/6/7 year deal with opt outs, etc should allow them to find a place that is financially sound (at least as far as paying a ball player could be).

Hal may look at it and say, doggone we won 100 games with a marginal starting pitching staff and Judge injured. We fixed it a bit so we should be good to go. But Didi is out. They don't know what happens at 1B. They don't know what in season injuries could happen. They don't know if Gary will rebound.
Look at what 7 weeks without Judge did... Manny's bat together with Stanton helps cover a long term injury.

Maybe fans need to be a bit more vocal.


With the money that Hal makes from the YES network, I doubt he'll care.
I just donít believe any team would seriously rely on Tulo  
Dave in PA : 1/10/2019 10:23 am : link
To be an every day SS for at least 4 months. Thatís just poor decision making
I've said it several times...  
Dunedin81 : 1/10/2019 10:23 am : link
Right now the only "known" commodity in terms of infield defense is Gleyber Torres, who has the makings of a great defender but who made some mistakes.

Greg Bird is roughly league average at 1B.

Miguel Andujar is well below after and Luke Voit is a butcher. Could either improve? Sure. But if neither does they're in for a rough ride.

Tulo was a fantastic defender three years and a couple of heel operations ago. If he's healthy and if he's healed, he's still 34.

Infield defense may be the weakest link for this team.
RE: I just donít believe any team would seriously rely on Tulo  
GFAN52 : 1/10/2019 10:25 am : link
In comment 14256582 Dave in PA said:
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To be an every day SS for at least 4 months. Thatís just poor decision making


Remember, Cashman also talked about possibly shifting Torres from 2nd to SS.
RE: RE: I just donít believe any team would seriously rely on Tulo  
Dave in PA : 1/10/2019 10:39 am : link
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To be an every day SS for at least 4 months. Thatís just poor decision making



Remember, Cashman also talked about possibly shifting Torres from 2nd to SS.
True that would seem to be the most prudent decision, but are we then turning Tulo into a 2B/SS combo? Is the 2B in this scenario even on the team right now? Iíve heard rumors of Josh Harrison, which could make sense in the short term. LeMahieu is a legit player but heíll want a longer term deal and that doesnít make sense for NY.
Dozier 1 year 9M to Nationals  
CromartiesKid21 : 1/10/2019 10:41 am : link
Lol @mets spending 20M on Robbie Cano in 2023
Tyler Wade is a solid defender at both positions...  
Dunedin81 : 1/10/2019 10:41 am : link
but has not demonstrated that he can hit his bodyweight.
RE: RE: RE: I just donít believe any team would seriously rely on Tulo  
section125 : 1/10/2019 10:54 am : link
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To be an every day SS for at least 4 months. Thatís just poor decision making



Remember, Cashman also talked about possibly shifting Torres from 2nd to SS.

True that would seem to be the most prudent decision, but are we then turning Tulo into a 2B/SS combo? Is the 2B in this scenario even on the team right now? Iíve heard rumors of Josh Harrison, which could make sense in the short term. LeMahieu is a legit player but heíll want a longer term deal and that doesnít make sense for NY.


Torres is the starting 2B and relief SS as of now. Cash must have thought taking Tulo at SS was better than any option at 2B and moving Torres to SS (stunting his growth at 2nd).
IMHO, Torres is the 2B of the future unless something catastrophic happens.
RE: I've said it several times...  
PaulBlakeTSU : 1/10/2019 10:56 am : link
In comment 14256585 Dunedin81 said:
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Right now the only "known" commodity in terms of infield defense is Gleyber Torres, who has the makings of a great defender but who made some mistakes.

Greg Bird is roughly league average at 1B.

Miguel Andujar is well below after and Luke Voit is a butcher. Could either improve? Sure. But if neither does they're in for a rough ride.

Tulo was a fantastic defender three years and a couple of heel operations ago. If he's healthy and if he's healed, he's still 34.

Infield defense may be the weakest link for this team.


And with a team that still has question marks in the starting rotation, the last thing we need is a shaky infield defense that can't help the pitcher cut innings short and keep guys off base.
If the Yankees don't bring in a glove for the infield  
TheMick7 : 1/10/2019 10:59 am : link
(and there are a few FAs available for that),it wouldn't completely surprise me(if they are committed to Gleyber at 2B) if Kyle Holder (former #1 pick who's not on the 40 & all teams passed on during the Rule 5 Draft) becomes the defensive backup. As Dunedin81 said,Wade can't hit a lick & neither can Holder but Holder is considered outstanding glove man, a major league SS from a defensive point.(And,added plus,it would save Hal $$$)
RE: RE: RE: RE: I just donít believe any team would seriously rely on Tulo  
GFAN52 : 1/10/2019 11:04 am : link
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To be an every day SS for at least 4 months. Thatís just poor decision making



Remember, Cashman also talked about possibly shifting Torres from 2nd to SS.

True that would seem to be the most prudent decision, but are we then turning Tulo into a 2B/SS combo? Is the 2B in this scenario even on the team right now? Iíve heard rumors of Josh Harrison, which could make sense in the short term. LeMahieu is a legit player but heíll want a longer term deal and that doesnít make sense for NY.



Torres is the starting 2B and relief SS as of now. Cash must have thought taking Tulo at SS was better than any option at 2B and moving Torres to SS (stunting his growth at 2nd).
IMHO, Torres is the 2B of the future unless something catastrophic happens.


Who knows how durable Tulo will be is the big question. He could break down in Spring training for all we know.
RE: If the Yankees don't bring in a glove for the infield  
Dunedin81 : 1/10/2019 11:12 am : link
In comment 14256684 TheMick7 said:
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(and there are a few FAs available for that),it wouldn't completely surprise me(if they are committed to Gleyber at 2B) if Kyle Holder (former #1 pick who's not on the 40 & all teams passed on during the Rule 5 Draft) becomes the defensive backup. As Dunedin81 said,Wade can't hit a lick & neither can Holder but Holder is considered outstanding glove man, a major league SS from a defensive point.(And,added plus,it would save Hal $$$)


That's an interesting thought. I'm not sure he's there yet, although he could be later in the year. They're probably more comfortable giving Wade a sustained look than rushing Holder, and Wade does provide the added bonus of speed, but it's something to think about.
The other issue with Kyle Holder...  
Dunedin81 : 1/10/2019 11:25 am : link
he was a fringe Rule 5 candidate but they chose not to add him. Had they added him, there would have been a little more urgency.

He had the absolute year from hell last year, personally and professionally (he fractured a vertebrae and, as I understand it, his brother died), so hopefully everything will be better for him this time around.
RE: RE: Could the team also be practicing  
Beer Man : 1/10/2019 12:43 pm : link
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a little restraint and common sense. A few years ago this team could barley compete as they had too many old, often injured fading stars starting. At the time the team was handcuffed with what they could do because of the obscene contracts they had handed out to players like ARod, CC, Tex, Jacoby, etc. I think they will stay away from the 10 year mega-deals.



I'd agree with this completely if it weren't for the fact that there is a huge anomaly in the 2018 FA class-2 26 year old superstars available only for $$$. I cannot ever remember this scenario taking place in free agency. With the new style of contract,10 year contracts(And I don't believe either will get one) are really 4 year opt out,6 year opt out contracts w/both player & team having the options.So, old arguments about ARod type contracts are dead. Like others have said,waiting until Machado & Harper sign is the prudent thing to do, but if the Yankees don't sign either,you have to ask what type of commitment Hal has to #28. Now,as a businessman, he needs to put a winning product on the field to bring out the fan base but not going the extra mile (like the Red Sox did last year) to put your team over the top will elicit questions about Hal & his dedication to the bottom line. As I said in a previous post,the repurchase of the YES network after Hal stupidly sold a percentage of it,looms large when it comes to the distribution of Yankee money. Only time will tell!
You also have to look at what the Yankees have paid in luxury taxes to date. I read an article today that said since 2003 the Yanks have paid $341M in luxury taxes, that's a lot of money to add on top of the enormous salaries already being paid to the players.
there is a gofund to bring machado to NY  
GMAN4LIFE : 1/10/2019 12:57 pm : link
ha
not to pour either fuel or water on the fire about the Yanks' % of  
Del Shofner : 1/10/2019 1:47 pm : link
revenues spent on player payroll, but here is an interesting analysis of it by a guest writer on RAB.

some interesting financial stats on the Yanks - ( New Window )
RE: RE: Not for the nothing...  
Milton : 1/10/2019 2:55 pm : link
In comment 14256418 Dunedin81 said:
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But this all fits with my belief that Machado has been a red herring all along and that Harper is the true target.



This is Scott Boras we're talking about. He has a pet national reporter, and a good working relationship with the remainder. It is absolutely not in his business interest to keep Yankee interest quiet. If there was any indication whatsoever they were in, it would have been trumpeted to the ends of the earth.
Well it wouldn't be much of a bluff if he clued Boras in on it. But Harper hasn't signed with anyone else yet and I think it's safe to say that Boras will make one last phone call before he does. He would make that call even if Machado signs with the Yankees, so you can bet he'll make it if Machado is still unsigned or worse yet (and more likely), has signed elsewhere. Until then, both sides are playing hard to get.

But when that phone call happens...
There is a number - ( New Window )
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