d18Mike wrote:Message to George Steinbrenner- Anaheim's got the players to make a deal, you don't
Message to Peter Gammons - New York has the money to do whatever they want.
This is a misconception this year. The Yankees don't have the additional money this year unless Steinbrenner decides to start shelling cash out of his own pockets which he has never done before.
The Yankees are on the brink of LOSING money this year for the first time in a long time.
Projected 2004 Revenue
Ticket sales $100 million
Local broadcast rights $68.5 million
Parking, concessions, suites, sponsorship $60 million
MLB pooled revenue $22 million
Other $40 million
Projected 2004 Expenses
Payroll $187 million
Minor leagues, lease, front office, travel $35 million
Luxury tax $20 million
Revenue sharing $48 million