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stevelabny wrote:i called the people who blame the yankees for baseballs problems sore-losers because i see no other logical explanation. why else would people blame the yankees for baseball problems?
stevelabny wrote:the current yankee dynasty 96-03 with the core of jeter, pettitte, bernie, mariano and then posada has NOT bought anything. they are just the greatest team ever.
wrveres wrote:First of all. We love your posts..just not the name calling. The sign out front says "No Spittin, No Swearing". What make the Cafe Solid is that we do get a vast majority of opinion's in here, from that opinion we form our own. Oh, and we all agree to get along. If you go to other forums ... and I am sure you have ... there is usually one guy .... and a bunch of "yes" men.. Not here, opinion's are always welcome. Especially yours. At least as far as I am concerned...
The figures above are conservative. They assume that no options will be exercised, and don't include yet-unpaid portions of signing bonuses, which would push the Yankees' future commitments well over $400 million. I also assumed that "prospect" Drew Henson (due $12 million through 2006) will switch to football.
Moreover, the table includes only the eight players with at least two guaranteed years left on their contracts: a catcher, two outfielders, two infielders, two starting pitchers and Jeff Weaver, who has less chance than I have of playing for the 2004 Yankees.
The Yankees already have to replace or re-sign three members of their 2003 starting rotation. Irreplaceable closer Mariano Rivera's contract expires after the 2004 season. The farm system has no one likely to help before at least 2006. This could get very, very ugly.
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