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Dollars and Sense

Prince Hal:

“I’m a finance geek,” Steinbrenner said Thursday. “I just feel that if you do well on the player development side, and you have a good farm system, you don’t need a $220 million payroll. You don’t. You can field every bit as good a team with young talent.”

To which our friend William Juliano tweeted:

Here’s what I heard Hal S’brenner say: “We don’t have to pay lux tax to win”. I would have problem if he said: “We won’t pay lux tax to win”

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Categories:  1: Featured  Spring Training  Yankees

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1 rbj   ~  Mar 1, 2012 2:54 pm

Alex, are we going to have game threads for Saturday's & Sundays games against the Phillies. I think we need spring training commenting too.

2 Alex Belth   ~  Mar 1, 2012 3:15 pm

I hadn't thought about it but why the hell not? Sure. Your wish is my command.

3 rbj   ~  Mar 1, 2012 3:26 pm


4 RIYank   ~  Mar 1, 2012 4:28 pm

Speaking of spending money: the Yankees may be paying AJ Burnett not to play for them, but at least they're also paying him not to play for the Pirates. (And so are the Pirates.)

5 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Mar 1, 2012 4:52 pm

Poor AJ, yellow does not become him. This is what happens when a 35 year old pitcher who played for years in the AL tries to acquire the batting skills needed for the NL.

All kidding aside, a fractured orbital bone is serious business, and I hope he recovers soon.

6 OldYanksFan   ~  Mar 1, 2012 5:39 pm

Yeah.... funny how in his 'Welcome to Pittsburg' rap he spoke of looking forward to batting and running the bases again. Is AJ's Karma a bit out of sync?

7 Shaun P.   ~  Mar 1, 2012 9:03 pm

[5] [6] Well, he did pitch 850 innings in the NL before he went to Toronto . . .

[0] I'm with William. The Yanks can absolutely win with a payroll that's less than $189M.

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