Re: NYY Death Watch
posted at 9/18/2013 1:53 PM EDT
In response to andrewmitch's comment:
In response to nhsteven's comment:
A slight exaggeration; they have a surplus of relievers and young catchers. Also Cano, if he stays, would likely agree to a back loaded contract. Granderson, not so much. Also, you may want to recheck players coming off the payroll. Otherwise, it looks like a long season in 2014.
I have the list of the guys coming off payroll
Backloaded doesn't matter for Luxury Tax - they take the AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY
They are loaded with Catchers? Who? Romine? He's terrible.
And relievers? Where are they? There best pitching prospects were Joba Hughes and Kennedy and look at where they are now compared to Lester and Buck? Until it happens with their pitching, it does not exist.
RP - Robertson, Logan, Kelley, Claiborne, Warren, Phelps
C- Stewart, Cervelli, Romine, Sanchez, Murphy - admittedly a weak bunch, but they don't need any
You talk like they'll lose 90+ games next yr; I doubt it.