Comments on: Upton and the 2014 Budget http://itsaboutthemoney.net/archives/2013/01/15/upton-and-the-2014-budget/ Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:42:28 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: Stephen http://itsaboutthemoney.net/archives/2013/01/15/upton-and-the-2014-budget/comment-page-1/#comment-129360 Wed, 16 Jan 2013 02:30:14 +0000 http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/?p=47314#comment-129360 FYI – it’s articles/posts like this that will make me not come back to this site. I don’t mean to be a jerk about it, but as the other commenters have pointed out, your calculations are not correct. And honestly with all that’s been out there on the $189 million I am shocked to read something that doesn’t realize the luxury tax is calculated off aav. I suggest more research in the future.

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By: hawaii dave http://itsaboutthemoney.net/archives/2013/01/15/upton-and-the-2014-budget/comment-page-1/#comment-129359 Tue, 15 Jan 2013 23:04:15 +0000 http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/?p=47314#comment-129359 You can go with your head or your heart…my brain says there is an easier solution. Get Upton and get rid of Granderson. If the average salary is 8.4 for Upton, and you get rid of Grandy’s 16 mil, you save bigtime and improve the offense a bit. And Grandy can be traded for a couple of prospects that some team doesn’t want to wait for. And if you really want to get smart, find a team that needs a 2nd baseman and a clean up hitter and get a truck load of talent in return for my beloved Cano. Signing Upton and getting rid of Grandy and Cano for big salary reduction and a bunch of prospects will be a smart move. Get Morse to play left. Gardner to center. 5-6 triple A players, some of whom will be ready in late 2013 and then 2014…under the cap, loaded for the future….booo-yah. All that does is open a hole at 2nd, to be filled by Nix and Nunez, or Almonte, or maybe a major league ready 2nd baseman from the Grandy trade. Just something to think about.

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By: Ralph http://itsaboutthemoney.net/archives/2013/01/15/upton-and-the-2014-budget/comment-page-1/#comment-129358 Tue, 15 Jan 2013 18:25:23 +0000 http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/?p=47314#comment-129358 I think the math is a little worse that what is represented i this post. The important thing with the 189 goal is to remember it is players AAV that impacts the Luxury tax number and that is the payroll goal the Yankees are trying to hit. In this case, Arod – 27.5M, CC – 24.4M, Tex – 22.5M, Ichiro – 6.5M make up 80.9M of the teams 189. Player options luxury tax calculation actually counts to the original contract, so his deal was really 4 yrs 59M. So his luxury tax hit is 14.75M (it could be worse as his silver slugger added 1.5M to the 2014 salary), bringing the total for those 5 players to 95.65M. Upton’s luxury impact would actually be less than listed in the post at 12.67 (38M/3yrs). The new total with Upton would be 108.3. Add in 11M for player benefits (the 11M is an estimate based on 2013 10.8M a team) and the new number is 119.3. That leaves 69M to fill out the rest of the roster including Arb raises. Personally, I with or without Upton, I don’t see how signing Robbie Cano to a mega deal works. I would actually prefer Uptons early Peak years at 3/38, than Cano’s later peak and decline years at 20+M per. Just my opinion though.

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By: Jerkface http://itsaboutthemoney.net/archives/2013/01/15/upton-and-the-2014-budget/comment-page-1/#comment-129357 Tue, 15 Jan 2013 18:06:24 +0000 http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/?p=47314#comment-129357 Hey,

This isn’t really how the 189 limit is calculated. I wrote a helpful thing about it which you can find at LOHUD: http://yankees.lhblogs.com/2013/01/14/pinch-hitting-the-yankees-and-the-luxury-tax/

The 189 limit is based off the AAV of multi-year contracts, single season contracts, then single season bonuses & escalators. There are a lot of rules for this. One of them involves player options. Jeter, if he accepts his option, will count as 15.5 against the luxury tax limit. If he declines ,he counts as 9 million.

J Upton’s contract will only count as ~8.4 million against the limit, despite the larger physical payroll numbers.

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