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This whole ARod thing is a mess. If only someone could send the parties to binding arbitration and be done with it.
Seconded. Cashman has looked like a petulant ass with no self-control, who's manipulating medical advice to save money for protect the Yankees from the effects of a punitive change in the game's financial rules made after Rodriguez's signing for the purposes of hurting the Yankees.
Weak sauce. The ARod contract is 100% self-inflicted.
I wish YR had shown up to the softball game. I would liked to have seen if he talked about Yankees and revenue sharing while batting, or perhaps used it as infield chatter.
Amazingly, the last 2-3 weeks in this saga are making ARod look really good, if only in comparison to Cashman, Dempster, Selig, et. al
The luxury tax was implemented long before the current ARod deal was signed
And the Yankees were unaware that this would be revisited periodically? Please.
You'll know it's me when you see the guy waving this as he approaches the field :)
Is anyone else disappointed that wasn't a picture of a wad of hundred dollar bills?
If you are going to have an affair and have all the sordid details spilled out in public, it should be with a woman named Louise Meanwell. She is either an Ian Fleming creation or the third-year Hufflepuff who had a crush on Ron Weasley in the fourth book, prompting a jealous Hermione to take their platonic relationship to the snogging level.
Whatever the changes have been, they haven't bit much.
There is a new revenue sharing refund program which forces teams who are in the 15 largest markets to refund their revenue sharing if they were eligible in increasing proportions until they refund 100% in 2016. The Yankees pay around 27.5% of all revenue sharing each season, and would get some of that back thanks to the disqualification program. The teams who are going to pay back as of now are the Athletics, Braves, Nationals, and Blue Jays. They receive around 23% of all revenue sharing.
The amount of refunded money the Yankees receives is based on how many consecutive years they have crossed the luxury tax threshold. 100% if they were not over the limit in the previous year. 75% if this year is the 2nd year they have gone over the limit. 50% if this year is the 3rd they have gone over the limit. 25% if this year is the 4th year they have gone over the limit. 0% if this year is the 5th (or more) year they have gone over the limit.
Not sure I would not have tried PED's if I were a professional athlete.
Not getting a new rebate doesn't make their situation any worse, it just fails to make it better.
Not to mention they are getting to deduct all that Stadium interest from their revenue sharing, so are paying much less now than they did pre-2009.
Brian Cashman knew about Yankee steroid use, didn't care
I'm not sold on the credibility of Meanwell. But, I can't get rid of the mental image of Cashman rappelling out of her window to the sounds of "One Way Out" being performed by the Allman Brothers.
At this point, I assume Cashman is just pulling a Costanza and trying to lose his job.
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