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Cashman Says Goal Of Getting Yanks' Payroll Under $189M Not Considered A Mandate
Published October 2, 2013
TO SPEND OR NOT TO SPEND: The N.Y. Daily News' Bill Madden said the Yankees need to get under the $189M mark "because of the economic benefits that they have spoken about and made pretty clear." Madden said the other reason was because the "free agent market is not filled with players that you're going to have to have big, huge contracts to get them." The N.Y. Daily News' Bruce Murray said spending more than $189M is not the "panacea to building a championship team." Murray: "The bottom line for this team is unless they start developing young talent, you can't buy 25 players and build a championship team." But the N.Y. Daily News' Pat Leonard said, "You really feel looking at the roster that they have to make an exception to this to really put a product on the field that they're going to be proud of next year" ("Daily News Live," SNY, 10/1). SNY's Chris Carlin said, "If you're not going to spend the money now, you're not going to be a playoff team next year and I think even if you do spend it now, you're not necessarily guaranteed to be a playoff team" ("Loud Mouths," SNY, 10/1).