The New York Yankees have always been the big spender in Major League Baseball, but this offseason might even make their own front office blush.
The Bronx Bombers had a $228 million dollar payroll when the 2013 season began – a number that is sure to rise after the team committed $465 million dollars worth of salary this offseason according to Richard Justice.
That number technically increases because the Yankees will need to pay a $20 million dollar posting fee for Tanaka, but that’s excluded because it’s not any type of contractual deal.
Still – that is an absurd amount of money.
Keep in mind – this is a team that still would like to add a third baseman and potentially another starter, even with the Tanaka addition.
Thankfully for their bottom line, they’ll be alleviated of $25 million (give or take) that they won’t have to pay Alex Rodriguez this season, but their books have to overflowing.