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Friday, January 04, 2013

A Graphical Look at the Yankees Sequestration

By now, you’ve probably read all about the Yankees strategy to reach a Competitive Balance Tax payroll below the $189M threshold. Instead of looking forward, let’s take a look to the past. Using transaction and contract data published by Baseball-Reference and Baseball Prospectus, we can review the Yankees’ spending trends since the end of the 2000 season….From 2000-2009, the team allocated 74% new salary to players from the other 29 clubs. Removing 2007 from that 10 year span, the club added 93% of new commitments from outside the organization. This offseason, 13% of salary added going forward is completely designated to one player: Kevin Youkilis. 2011’s percentage is actually less, but skewed by retaining of Sabathia for $122M. Since 2010, the front office has added 19% of salary commitments on external players.

da90 Posted: January 04, 2013 at 01:57 PM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: austerity budget, luxury tax, yankees

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   1. Darren Posted: January 04, 2013 at 08:36 PM (#4339397)
Does no one know how to blockquote? Also, isn't posting your own work considered taboo anymore, especially for first-time posters?
   2. da90 Posted: January 04, 2013 at 11:42 PM (#4339460)
Sorry, did not realize it wasn't accepted. I didn't see anything in the TOS that disallowed it. Noticed some of my other articles posted in the past few weeks so I figured it would not hurt to submit on my own behalf occasionally.
   3. Golfing Great Mitch Cumstein Posted: January 04, 2013 at 11:52 PM (#4339464)
I have no clue why this article matters.
   4. da90 Posted: January 05, 2013 at 12:51 AM (#4339494)
Can't edit my prior comment for some reason - but wanted to add that I won't do it again.
   5. Lassus Posted: January 05, 2013 at 09:09 AM (#4339551)
da90:

To counter reasonably what are already obvious countless grumpy folks on the site, I'll confirm that it is considered poor form and a specific lack of etiquette to link to your own material. If you want to suggest something you can always email repoz or some such, or see if someone else wants to post it to work your way around the southern gentlemen fanning themselves so they won't faint.

As far as #3, well, you know, the internet. It's a cold, angry town full of lonely hearts.
   6. Golfing Great Mitch Cumstein Posted: January 05, 2013 at 09:48 AM (#4339564)
I wasn't trying to snark. I have no idea why the proportion of money spent on outside talent to all money spent matters.
   7. KronicFatigue Posted: January 05, 2013 at 03:50 PM (#4339737)
I wasn't trying to snark. I have no idea why the proportion of money spent on outside talent to all money spent matters.


I'm not going to RTFA, but just for personal tastes, I would want my team to spend money internally. I'm guessing that as the percentage skews to outside-talent, you start seeing bigger market teams and generally getting less bang for your buck. There's probably a sweet spot percentage wise that accounts for a "smart" team that's able to flesh out a home grown roster with key free agents.
   8. J.R. Wolf Posted: January 05, 2013 at 04:01 PM (#4339741)
It's a cold, angry town full of lonely hearts.


Revise that to "It's a cold, angry town full of petty and mean-spirited trolls and lonely hearts" and you have it.

da90: Nice article. Thanks.
   9. Golfing Great Mitch Cumstein Posted: January 06, 2013 at 11:20 AM (#4339998)
I'm not going to RTFA, but just for personal tastes, I would want my team to spend money internally.

That's not the point he seems to be making. He chose to include Rodriguez and Sabathia opting out and re-signing as signing their own players. Plus, the premise of the story is a discussion of the Yankees trying to get under the tax threshold. In that context, what's the importance of who the Yankees are signing?
   10. Darren Posted: January 06, 2013 at 11:33 AM (#4340008)
Nothing personal, DA. I would have thought the mods would have let you know and posted it themselves. The blockquote thing is a general thought on the site.

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