Doesn't he have a huge contract as well?
he signed a 7 year/126 million dollar contract in 2006 i believe it was, so i think he is in the last year of the deal
And with it being the last year of the contract, it's probably the most expensive year. But whatever, it's not like money is an issue for the Yankees anyway. They make so much money off of tv rights it really doesn't matter what they pay their players.
Which is why team like Toronto, which is owned by its television broadcaster, is fucked in terms of money it can spend. Having little to no access to television revenue means you're going up against teams making $200-$300 million a year before they ever sell a single ticket. It's a shame that the MLB and most professional sports leagues can't be run like the NFL.
yeah it was a backloaded contract
the yankees are trying to lower their payroll dramatically, trying to get below 185 million.