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Postby noseeum » Wed Dec 06, 2006 9:48 pm

The Miner Part 2 wrote:awsome. a red sox - yankees thread..


I love when people see a thread, click on it, read it, then click reply and type a message to complain about the thread. It never ceases to amuse me.
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Postby Matthias » Wed Dec 06, 2006 9:55 pm

Actually, if this thread was to be really accurate, it would be entitled: "The Chicago Cubs: The New New York Yankees"
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Postby Another Blown Save » Wed Dec 06, 2006 10:01 pm

This is nothing new.
They did it in 04, and it worked, so they're doing it again.
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Postby bigken117 » Wed Dec 06, 2006 10:59 pm

Zito is God wrote:I have not checked the recent slaries, but with Drew, Lugo, and likely Matsuzaka the Red Sox will either come close or surpass the payroll of the Yankees.


From opening day 2006, the Sox were at $120 million, and the Yankees were at $198 million, a gap bigger than what 15 teams spent altogether on payroll. Link. The Sox are getting $18 mil off the books in Nixon, Loretta, and Foulke. Say Dice-K signs for $10 mil per season, that only increases their payroll approx. $15 mil for next season. They have maintained that they will operate at or around (I believe) $148 mil, which is the luxury tax threshold this season.

The Yankees get a $7 million discount on Mussina's salary next year, but you know they aren't done flexing their muscles in the market. They still want to add a 1B, a starter (Pettitte for $15 mil??). Their payroll will be in the area of $215 million.

Are the Sox closing the gap?
Yes.

Is it close though?
No.
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Postby mweir145 » Wed Dec 06, 2006 11:00 pm

I don't exactly see why closing the gap on the Yankees is something to be ashamed of.
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Postby jbauer2485 » Wed Dec 06, 2006 11:32 pm

RocketsDWM wrote:Other owners in the league should do the same - spend some money instead of pocketing it (especially the Twins owner). These owners have the money to spend and its time for them to invest in their team.

And the Red Sox are not even close to the Yanks payroll - not even with these signings.


I guess you missed my post. Looks fairly close.
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Postby thedude » Wed Dec 06, 2006 11:36 pm

jbauer2485 wrote:
RocketsDWM wrote:Other owners in the league should do the same - spend some money instead of pocketing it (especially the Twins owner). These owners have the money to spend and its time for them to invest in their team.

And the Red Sox are not even close to the Yanks payroll - not even with these signings.


I guess you missed my post. Looks fairly close.



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