Wednesday, October 17, 2018

A note to remember

In 2017, the Yankee payroll stood at $226.4 million.

This year, it was $193 million.
That is an extra $33 million, which came from payroll and now lines
 Hal Steinbrenner's pockets.

9 comments:

KD said...

duque, I know you've probably already read what Mike has to say about this over at RAB but get over there, if you haven't.

we will learn a lot about Hal's NYY during this Hot Stove. in short, we'll learn if we should continue to support this franchise with our hard-earned dollars...

13bit said...

He is not a fan. It's ALL about the money. Turns out, that's a really important metric to how a team does. A fan will go the extra mile, make sacrifices, do what it takes. A FAN WANTS TO WIN.

My guess - only a guess - is that Hal absolutely HATES the Yankees, but he knows where his bread is buttered, so he just sucks it up and does what he has to do.

We're doomed until he sells the team.

HoraceClarke66 said...

Exactly, 13bit. I mean, why WOULD you love an enterprise your father loved more than you and your siblings.

I can fully understand Hal not loving the Yankees. I just wish he would sell it off to someone—NOT the Dolans—and be done with it.

Instead, he'll keep it as his cash cow. But I guess that's his revenge on dad, too: "Hey, Dad, look at how I'm milking your sucky team!"

Anonymous said...

GETTING BACK TO THE BASEBALL END OF THINGS....

I AM WATCHING THE BREWERS/DODGERS GAME....

THIS GUY MUNCEY PURPOSELY SLAPPED A RUN SCORING BASE HIT TO THE OPPOSITE FIELD AGAINST A SHIFT... (MADE IT LOOK EASY).

BRIAN DOZIER JUST KNOCKED IN A RUN BY TOPPING A SLOW INFIELD SINGLE TO 3RD.

JOHN SMOLTZ SAID, "CONTACT, CONTACT, CONTACT. YOU CAN'T BRING A RUN HOME WHEN YOU'RE STRIKING OUT."

I AM PRAYING COOP AND BOONE ARE PAYING ATTENTION.

13bit said...

Allcaps, I am a big fan of foxhole prayers. Trust me, though, when I assure you that they are not only NOT paying attention, but they are probably snickering into their Shirley Temples and saying "what does he know?"

Joe of AZ said...

https://nypost.com/2018/10/17/brian-cashman-gives-aaron-boone-as-across-the-board/amp

Sorry ALL CAPS but THIS IS FUCKING IDIOCY THAT NEEDS TO GET CASH-ASS FIRED. What the fuck Boone "A's all around" are you kidding me.

You don't get "A's" all around when you bench your ROY for the last game of a crucial playoff game.

You don't get A's All around for shitty bullpen management.

You don't get A's all around when every player you coached regressed and your team that was virtually better on paper than last yrs version gets embarrassed at home and doest make it out of the division series.

10 more URS of Boone....fuck that

13bit said...

So tired of all the winning

ranger_lp said...

@Joe F...Those are "As" because Boone said "Yes" or "Ok" every time Cash made a decision.

BernBabyBern said...

I know I'm late on this thread, but ... given the choice of a $20 million profit and a world series title, or a $25 million profit and a fourth-place finish, Hal will take the latter every time. Without hesitation.