When was the last time this happened?? The 80’s maybe?

Antwan Staley

With an 82-75 record and five games out of the last wildcard spot, the New York Yankees’ season appears to be coming to a close. I know injuries have played a big role in their lack of success, but it isn’t the entire reason the team isn’t going to make the playoffs. This team is old and I know Yankee fans don’t want to hear this, but it is time to get younger and rebuild.

The Yankees have over $100 million dollars committed to seven players next season, assuming that Derek Jeter exercises his $9.5 million player option. Some of the contracts the Yankees are responsible for in 2014 are Jeter, Alex Rodriguez ($26 million), CC Sabathia ($23 million and having the worst season of his career), Alfonso Soriano ($9 million because the Cubs picked up part of his salary), Mark Teixeira ($23.125 million), Vernon Wells ($3 million thanks to the Angels and Blue Jays contributing big time) and Ichiro Suzuki ($6.5…

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