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Do the Yankees Get ALL of the Free Agents?

December 23, 2008

Just saw that the Yankees are going to sign first-baseman Mark Teixeira, grabbing him from the two other teams who were trying to get him. They also recently signed the other two big free agents on the market, C.C. Sabathia and A.J. Burnett (apparently they also like people who use initials for first names).

So this bares the titular question: Do the Yankees Get ALL of the free agents? Is that how it works now? It’s like they’re playing fantasy baseball when no one else shows up for the draft.

Early prediction: Yankees still don’t make it to the World Series this year.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Josh permalink
    December 23, 2008 5:00 pm

    I hate the Yankees so much it hurts. Literally, I now have radiating waves of pain in my chest and numbness in my left arm, which I assume could only have been caused by the Yankees. How can one team hold the four largest player contracts in one sport? They represent everything that’s wrong with free market baseball.

  2. NQL permalink
    December 25, 2008 11:36 am

    Ugh. A baseball entry? Really? Is there nothing else to write about out there in the world, Jamey? Comments on the Victoria Secret Fashion Show, maybe? (by the way, how HOT was Heidi???)

    I don’t give a crap about the Yankees. Or baseball. But I’ll forgive you because I did love the Tneeraja post and subsequent picture 🙂

  3. Anonymous permalink
    December 25, 2008 1:47 pm

    Baseball needs cap rules that follow those of football, none of this “fine for going over” business. Baseball should have a set cap and teams shouldn’t be allowed to play if they’re over that number.

    -T

  4. Patrick permalink
    January 5, 2009 5:18 pm

    Surprisingly enough, I am against a salary cap in baseball because teams should be able to build their teams however they like (plus, the union would never go for it). But baseball desperately needs to structure its revenue streams more like the NFL.

    The craziest thing is that the Yankees’ payroll will be about the same (or less) than last year with all the contracts they have coming off the books.

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