Ryan is skeptical about reports of the Yankees/other teams blowing past their cap space on players this years.
Guess TR was wrong about the Yankees blowing by their $2.1931MM allocation. Here's what they've spent so far:
Nelson Gomez, IF $2.25MM (#2 Prospect)
Wilkerman Garcia, SS $1.35MM (#14 Prospect)
Dermis Garcia, SS $3.2MM (#1 Prospect)
Miguel Flames, C $1MM (#25 Prospect)
Juan De Leon, OF $??? (#5 Prospect)
Hyo-Jun Park, SS $1.1MM (#13 Prospect)
Jonathan Amundary, OF $1.5MM (#7 Prospect)
Antonio Arias, OF $.8MM (#8 Prospect)
That's 8 of the top 25 prospects (5 of the top 10) at over $11MM so far. Clearly the penalties are not nearly enough. The Yankees are expected to spend over $30MM with the 100% overage tax. It makes me sick. Maybe if the overage tax was 10,000% it would be fairer.
Edited by ScottyB, 03 July 2014 - 07:36 AM.