bigmoney wrote:yankees always "win" during the offseason and trade deadline because of their payroll...duh. few other teams wouldve taken on the contract of abreu. but it doesnt matter because the yanks only have one good starting pitcher, so it's not like they have a chance even if they make the playoffs. nice strategery cashman and steinbrenner.
They didn't win in 2004 when they signed Carl Pavano for 4 years 40 mil and Jaret Wright for 3 years 21 mil with a 4 mil buyout clause in 2007. That's why their starting rotation is hurting. It doesn't matter how much money you dump. The Abreu deal, one the other hand, was a good one. They gave up 4 low end prospects and some money,and got him to waive the no trade clause. That's just good general managing.