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Carlos Beltran is officially a Yankee. An extraordinarily clutch hit has become a rite of passage for newcomers to the Bronx, and, with last night’s walk off home run against Baltimore, Beltran finally earned his pinstripes…in a big way. Not only did the struggling switch hitter rescue the Yankees from a frustrating loss, but he […]

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Move over Alex Rodriguez. Clayton Kershaw is now the highest paid player in baseball history. At an average annual value of $30.7 million, the lefty’s seven year, $215 million contract extension (with an opt out after year five) has trumped the annuitized value of Rodriguez’ current deal. Although this probably isn’t the best week to […]

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Arbitrator Frederic Horowitz has decided to reduce Alex Rodriguez’ suspension to 162 games, which, make no mistake about it, is a victory for Major League Baseball. So, after months of drama more suitable to daytime TV, it’s finally case closed! Or, is it? As much as MLB and its weary fans would like to put the […]

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Despite being given at least a temporary reprieve from nearly $24 million worth of Alex Rodriquez’ 2014 AAV, the Yankees still have very little hope of compiling a payroll below the luxury tax threshold of $189 million. Below is a snapshot of the team’s current payroll with basic assumptions made for four arbitration-eligible players. Yankees […]

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There’s something disturbing about the recently released email exchanges between Randy Levine and Alex Rodriguez. On the surface, there’s nothing wrong with a team executive giving email pep talks to a star player, especially when both men have been unfairly maligned despite making enormous contributions to the franchise’s success. However, the communications between Levine and […]

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When Brian Cashman said “everyone is replaceable”, he wasn’t kidding. Less than 12 hours after Robinson Cano spurned the pinstripes for the “greener” pasture of Seattle, the Bronx Bombers welcomed Carlos Beltran into the fold. Easy come, easy go. Yankee fans may have been floored by Cano’s decision to accept a 10-year, $240 million “partnership” […]

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Plan $189 million is dead. Long live the Yankee dollar. The Yankees aren’t saying that, of course. On the contrary, just about every article dealing with the team’s free agent ambitions or acquisitions have been careful to cite anonymous sources who maintain the Yankees’ commitment to dipping below the luxury tax threshold. However, actions speak […]

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