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« Reply #2970 on: January 11, 2019, 12:51:03 PM »
This thread is as quiet as free agency.   

MLB seems to be frozen until Manny and Bryce figure out where they will play and then attention to lesser free agents will begin.   Read an interesting article about the Yankees about how their payroll today is about the same as their payroll 15 years ago, give or take (bouncing in the $190-$225 mm) but their revenues have gone up 4x since then.   The Yankees are using the luxury tax as a way keep player salaries down despite them having record profits.  Said another way, the percentage of player salaries to total revenues has dropped from mid 70% to maybe 35%.   The Yankees have outsized revenues (and outsized payroll) but wonder seems like player salaries as a percentage of baseball revenues is dropping for everyone which reflects the current market where players are expecting record contracts and teams are less willing to shell them out.  But there are conflicting articles about how player payroll as a percentage of revenues have been stable for the past ten years.   Other than last year, haven't seen free agency be this slow. 

http://riveraveblues.com/2019/01/guest-post-window-contention-wide-open-theres-no-better-time-yankees-spend-big-182764/

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« Reply #2971 on: January 11, 2019, 02:47:26 PM »
We are headed toward a strike. Some of the contracts lately in terms of dollars and years are seriously below what they should be.
As a (spoiled) Yankee fan I'm not happy with this offseason. Not a fan of the DJ signing - he's below avg on the road offensively and don't really see how he fits after didi comes back and you have didi DJ andujar torres tulo voit bird etc.
I'm personally not a machado fan (vs harper) but to not get him or Harper would be a major disappointment. This is not the market to be cheap! To not get either one when their revenues have been increasing and they are under the cap, and boston is this good, is inexcusable imo.
My only hope is that they know machado wants to go to white sox and they're now pivoting toward Harper. He even still fits on their roster - gardner is their LF as of now and much better suited as 4th of. But there are absolutely no rumors of this so not holding my breath.

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« Reply #2972 on: January 11, 2019, 03:25:32 PM »
I'm with you.  I thought this was the year for the Yankees to strike and get a player at a decent deal, and I am not a fan of the DJ signing unless they plan on playing him at 1B and get rid of Bird/Voit while backing up other positions.   $24 mm/2 years is a lot of money for a backup so I'm guessing he should be starting somewhere and not just Tulowitzski insurance.   I do want Machado, but OK with giving another year to Andujar to improve his defense and if it doesn't improve, go after Nolan Arenado next year who doesn't come with any of the baggage and is a very nice player (a year older than Machado). 


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« Reply #2973 on: January 13, 2019, 08:25:37 AM »
I'm with you.  I thought this was the year for the Yankees to strike and get a player at a decent deal, and I am not a fan of the DJ signing unless they plan on playing him at 1B and get rid of Bird/Voit while backing up other positions.   $24 mm/2 years is a lot of money for a backup so I'm guessing he should be starting somewhere and not just Tulowitzski insurance.   I do want Machado, but OK with giving another year to Andujar to improve his defense and if it doesn't improve, go after Nolan Arenado next year who doesn't come with any of the baggage and is a very nice player (a year older than Machado).
Arenado is the poor man's Machado. The Yankees should never be the poor man.

There are plenty of reports that the plan for DJ is to pay around the whole infield. Tulo is league minimum with upside who they can release any time at no cost. I think it's still possible that they sign Machado, but still need depth and didn't want DJ going elsewhere, especially if Machado doesn't end up signing.

Cashman has been saying for years that the plan was to get under the luxury tax *for this year's free agents*. Very strange how things are playing out.
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« Reply #2974 on: January 13, 2019, 08:29:48 AM »
Cashman has been saying for years that the plan was to get under the luxury tax *for this year's free agents*. Very strange how things are playing out.
This is exactly the worry. It is shameful for the Yankees to perpetuate this new trend of not spending big considering the revenue and profit they generate.
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« Reply #2975 on: January 13, 2019, 08:36:23 AM »
This is exactly the worry. It is shameful for the Yankees to perpetuate this new trend of not spending big considering the revenue and profit they generate.
It's an MLB problem, not just the Yankees.
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« Reply #2976 on: January 13, 2019, 08:38:38 AM »
It's an MLB problem, not just the Yankees.
True. Just a Yankees fan here :P
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Re: MLB
« Reply #2977 on: March 28, 2019, 03:55:59 PM »
Baseball's back!

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« Reply #2978 on: March 29, 2019, 12:05:45 AM »
Baseball's back!
How about those Dodgers? After the Lakers I guess there is still hope!

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« Reply #2979 on: April 05, 2019, 10:12:15 AM »
Iím taking my one chance (before next week comes) to say the Mariners are the best team in Baseball! 

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« Reply #2980 on: April 12, 2019, 02:27:34 PM »
How many teams would this team beat?


1. Hicks CF
2. Stanton RF
3. Didi SS
4. Sanchez C
5. Andujar 3B
6. Tulo 2B
7. Jacoby LF

1. Severino
2. Sabathia
3. Montgomery
CL. Dellin
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« Reply #2981 on: April 12, 2019, 02:41:00 PM »
How many teams would this team beat?


1. Hicks CF
2. Stanton RF
3. Didi SS
4. Sanchez C
5. Andujar 3B
6. Tulo 2B
7. Jacoby LF

1. Severino
2. Sabathia
3. Montgomery
CL. Dellin

Leave ellsbury off and you have an even better point

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« Reply #2982 on: April 12, 2019, 03:09:17 PM »
Not sure what's more surprising at this point: That the Yankees have 12 injured players, or that Greg Bird is not among them.

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« Reply #2983 on: April 16, 2019, 10:50:47 AM »
Not sure what's more surprising at this point: That the Yankees have 12 injured players, or that Greg Bird is not among them.
Time wounds all healed
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« Reply #2984 on: April 16, 2019, 12:11:59 PM »
Time wounds all healed
They are gonna be pulling players out of the stands soon. This is insane