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12-13-2003, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by go pierre hedin
With the acquisition of Kevin Brown and the potential signing of Gary Sheffield, the Yankees payroll tops $200,000,000.

He's one of the top 5 better rounded hitters in baseball. He's easily worth more then Derek Jeter and Carlos Delgado who are earning around $20,000,000 respectively. He can and probably will get a long term contract worth anywhere from $20,000,000 to $26,000,000.
Thats terrific but have you not notices that baseball economics are changing? Noone gets that type of money anymore. He can show everyone what A-Rod, Delgado, Jeter, etc.... are making but it doesnt matter. Teams simply arent throwing money around like they have in the past. Four years ago Vlad would have already been signed by someone to a six year 122 million dollar deal. Thats then, this is now. With the moves the Red Sox have made and Georges ego and repuation at stake you had better believe that if he really wants Vlad then he will get him. The question is whether or not he still wants Sheff. If this rumor is to pressure Sheffield into signing then we wont get Vlad but if he really wants Vlad then start printing out the jersey.

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