Re: Yankees to sign Tanaka
posted at 1/22/2014 2:17 PM EST
In response to craze4sox's comment:
In response to ctredsoxfanhugh's comment:
22 million per year. He has an opt out at 4 years, so if he is any good he will exercise that making the total more like 26 million (as they spread out the posting fee) Off the books the total cost to the Yankees would sit at around $36 million a year when you include the salary cap tax.
For a guy with a flat fastball who projects as a middle of the rotation starter.
We have about 5-6 prospects who project as a middle of the rotation starter, even if one pans out we will have our very own Tanaka for less than a million.
The last time the Yankees spent this much money in the off season with the likes of Tex, CC and AJ they won the WS. Then nothing from that point on, lets see how all these new faces fit in because they HAVE DONE DID IT TO THEMSELVES ALL OVER AGAIN. What a crazy franchise!
CC Sabathia $24,400,000 Mark Teixeira 22,500,000 Masahiro Tanaka 22,142,857 Jacoby Ellsbury 21,857,143 Brian McCann 17,000,000 Hiroki Kuroda 16,000,000 Carlos Beltran 15,000,000 Derek Jeter 12,810,000 Ichiro Suzuki 6,500,000 Brett Gardner 5,600,000 David Robertson 5,215,000 Alfonso Soriano 4,000,000 Matt Thornton 3,500,000 Alex Rodriguez 3,155,738 Ivan Nova 3,300,000 Kelly Johnson 3,000,000 Brian Roberts 2,000,000 Shawn Kelley 1,765,000 Brendan Ryan 1,666,667 Francisco Cervelli 700,000 Total 192,112,405 Estimated Benefits 11,500,000 Total 203,612,405
Yes but they also had a better base and more depth back in 2009....they don't have that going into 2014. They have loaded up on some stars but are still pretty awful in a lot of other areas.
Will Ellsbury, Beltran really give them more than Granderson/Cano would have or did?
is Darvish going to replace what Pettite has been giving them over the last several years.?
Teixeira was on a big decline before he missed all of last season, if that trend continues or even just pauses that infield is pretty much one big black hole in the lineup.
Don't get me wrong, the Yankees have improved and will be a wild card contender next year....but I think at the end of the day they are marginally better than they were last year and have spent MILLIONS to do so.