Economy got you down? Not the Yankees…

December 13, 2008 at 5:51 am Leave a comment

aj-burnettThe recent downturn of the economy has had a huge impact on many of us, but apparently not the Yankees. While many Americans struggle to buy holiday gifts for their children, the Yankees are having no problem giving themselves ANOTHER early Christmas gift. Today the Yankees signed free agent pitcher A.J. Burnett for five years $82.5 million, coming just two days after they gave C.C. Sabathia $160 million. That’s more than $242 million in less than 5 days…during a so-called recession.

Yankees fans will be the first people to argue with you and say that their players are paid more because they’re in a large market and the cost-of-living is higher than most other places…whatever. The Yankees are the Yankees and their pockets are deeper than any other team in baseball, period. Am I upset that the Yanks are grabbing up all the good players? Not really, it’s the way it always is. What is more satisfying to me is to see teams spend gobs of money in the offseason, only to finish their season in the championship series and have small-market teams wind up in the World Series. If someone or something doesn’t stop the Yankees, they will buy up the entire free-agent market, inlcuding all of the decent pitchers.

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