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What if Hal made it happen?



Last year the Yankees spent over $228 million dollars towards the luxury tax. Without any additional signings, arbitration additions or insurance they currently have over $98 million on the books, for the 2014 season. We all hear about that goal of $189 million. Yet Hal Steinbrienner gave Jeter a $2.5 million pay raise. The only logical explanation is that Derek was rewarded for all of his years of loyalty and service to the Yankee organization. Then it is reported that Jeter was informed that the Yankees were looking at potential everyday starters at short. That sure makes it harder to reach that goal of $189 million. Then Hal shows up in Florida and was involved in the top free agent meetings. That seems strange. Is that not Brian Cashman's job? Specially since Hal has never done that before. What does it mean?

What if the Yankees did fill all of their needs for 2014 season thru free agents. Can you believe the following roster might actual cost the Yankees close to what they spent in 2013? Could it be possible, if you remove A-Rod's salary they could make it under the $189 million goal?

Outfielders
NAME POSITION HITTER
Brett Gardner CF LH
Alfonso Soriano LF/DH RH
Carlos Beltran RF/DH SH
Shin-Soo Choo CF/LF/RF/DH LH
Ichiro Suzuki OF/DH LH
INFIELDERS
NAME POSITION HITTER
Derek Jeter SS/DH RH
Robinson Cano 2B/DH LH
Mark Teixeira 1B/DH SH
Alex Rodriguez 3B/DH RH
Brendan Ryan SS/3B/2B/1B RH
Stephen Drew SS/3B LH
CATCHERS
NAME POSITION HITTER
Brian McCann C/1B/DH LH
Francisco Cervelli C/DH LH
STARTING PITCHER
NAME POSITION HAND
CC Sabathia Starter LH
Ivan Nova Starter RH
Matt Garza Starter RH
Hiroki Kuroda Starter RH
Masahiro Tanaka Starter RH
RELIEF PITICHER
NAME POSITION HAND
David Robertson CL/8th RH
Shawn Kelley 7th/8th RH
Michael Pineda LR RH
David Phelps 6th/LR RH
Boone Logan LHS LH
Javier Lopez LHS LH
Joe Nathan 8th/CL RH

What if Hal made it happen?

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