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07-26-2013, 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Scott04 View Post
Your first and third sentence cancel each other out. The A-Rod deal never really makes a difference to the Yankees financially because they can easily afford to write the checks, be it with a balance salary or not. The whole budget thing is to lessen the luxury tax/get around the way the system hits you with the biggest penalties. Not because they can't afford it. As far as the Yankees are concerned, its a moot point if they're paying him $20 mil next year or $30 mil because of front or backloading. You really can't use that as any form of support for his contract being less bad when its irrelevant to the team itself.
Regardless, you would much rather throw away $20m than $30m.

And of course Pujols may still end up getting back to what he once was, and thus killing my entire argument.

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