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Yankees (54-51) @ Rangers (42-64), Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 8:05pm
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Anonymous MLB Scout: They[The Yankees] have more in their farm system than people think
(19 Comments - 7/29/2014 4:48:09 pm)

Yankees.com: Gardner has Yu’s number, but Yanks fall in Texas
(8 Comments - 7/29/2014 11:50:16 am)

Yankees (54-50) @ Rangers (41-64), Monday, July 28, 2014, 8:05pm
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USA Today: Injured Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki shows up at Yankees game
(14 Comments - 7/28/2014 7:42:37 pm)

NJ.com: Yankees end homestand with 5-4 loss to Blue Jays
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Blue Jays (54-50) @ Yankees (54-48), Saturday, July 26, 2014, 1:05pm
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MLB.com: Cashman prioritizes adding bat before August
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Blue Jays (54-49) @ Yankees (53-48), Friday, July 25, 2014, 7:05pm
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CBS Sports: Yankees acquire Chris Capuano from Rockies for cash
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Look what people have to say about the RLYW!

CAIRO just takes the Marcels and changes the underlying assumptions and components in a bunch of ways that make the Yankees look better.
-alskor

Wow, two stupid posts in one day. I think you’ve reached your yearly quota.
sabernar

I don’t know if any of you current posters were around for that, but if so, I just can’t understand how you can call yourselves Yankee fans. Pathetic quitters is what you sounded like. Of the lame posts I could stand to read, the only person who had any confidence in the Yankees at that point was a (yeesh) Red Sox fan.
Jeter is King

Quite the attitude you have SG. Maybe you should shitcan this blog and join Steve at WasWatching? Or follow some other stupid team that has made the PS 15 of the last 17 years. Jeez… and some people think Yankee fans are entitled.
OldYanksFan




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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Foxsports: Rosenthal: A Flaw in the Yankees’ Plan?

The Yankees’ benefits for reducing their payroll below the $189 million luxury-tax threshold in 2014 might not be as lucrative as they originally envisioned.

The team would realize one financial incentive by meeting its payroll target — a rollback in its luxury-tax rate from a potential 50 percent to 17.5 percent if it again exceeded the threshold.

But the second anticipated benefit — a rebate in the new market-disqualification revenue-sharing program — might fall well below the Yankees’ expectations.

Under the labor agreement, the 15 clubs in the largest markets will forfeit an increasing percentage of their revenue-sharing proceeds starting in 2013, and become ineligible for any such money by ‘16.

The revenue-sharing funds that would have gone to those clubs then would be redistributed to payors such as the Yankees. The idea is to motivate certain big-market clubs — the Toronto Blue Jays, for example — to increase their revenues, knowing that they no longer would qualify for revenue-sharing money.

From that perspective, the plan appears to be working — the Blue Jays, Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves are among the big-market clubs that anticipate higher revenues next season, according to major league sources.

Such developments would reduce the size of the market-disqualification pot — and in turn reduce the percentage of that pot the Yankees would receive.

The Yankees anticipated $10 million from the market-disqualification program if they got below the luxury-tax threshold one time and $40 million if they stayed under it from 2014 to ‘16, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.

If those figures turn out to be less than the Yankees projected, it would raise the question of why the team acted so diligently to get under $189 million by 2014.

Yankees officials, however, maintain that the team’s offseason strategy has not been influenced by future luxury-tax considerations. They say the front office simply is not enamored with the players on the market.

I might feel better about ‘the plan’ if it didn’t seem to be so poorly, well, planned.  And claiming that their offseason strategy has not been influenced by future luxury-tax considerations seems to fly in the face of all the statements about getting their payroll down to $189M, from Hal Steinbrenner to Randy Levine to Brian Cashman. 

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