Category Archives: Austerity Budget

With final luxury tax figures reported, a brief comparison to our estimate

At the completion of this season, I published a final estimate of the Yankees’ 2016 Competitive Balance Tax liability for no discernible benefit. Last week, the final tax payments were reported (bold emphasis is mine): A record six teams are paying … Continue reading

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Regrets from one offseason ago

In an clear attempt to subvert the competitive balance tax, the Yankees failed to retain a multitude of key players from 2012 at season’s end. A year later, some of those decisions are perplexing considering the spending spree the club … Continue reading

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Arbitration Estimates and the $189M “Goal”

Matt Swartz’ arbitration projection series on MLB Trade Rumors is always fascinating to follow, but never has it been so intriguing until now for Yankees’ fans with the $189M budget in limbo. The Yankees’ edition of the series was released on Tuesday, and … Continue reading

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The Yankees’ aging outfield

With Brett Gardner, Ichiro Suzuki, Vernon Wells, and Alfonso Soriano all signed through the 2014 season, the Yankees already have a good chunk of next year’s outfield in place. Even if the team lets Curtis Granderson walk, they would still … Continue reading

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