Look at what certain Yankees are sure to be paid in 2013:
|Alex Rodriguez||10 yrs/$275M (08-17)||$28M|
|Derek Jeter||10 yrs/$189M (01-10),3 yrs/$51M (11-13) & 14 player option||$17M|
|Mark Teixeira||8 yrs/$180M (09-16)||$22.5M|
|CC Sabathia||7 yrs/$152M (09-15)||$23M|
|A.J. Burnett||5 yrs/$82.5M (09-13)||$16.5M|
What’s A-Rod going to be good for, come 2013 – maybe 130 games played, 25 homers and a .260 batting average? Almost everyone thinks Jeter will be toast by 2013. How about CC – will all those innings start to show up come 2013 – like the knee surgery he needed after last year? Teixeira will be 33-years old in 2013 and starting towards the back-end of his career. And, don’t even get me started about A.J. Burnett.
And, now, the Yankees want to add Cliff Lee to this mix – at huge dollars? Lee will be 34-years old in 2013.
Granted, sure, look at Andy Pettitte. He aged well. Ditto Mariano Rivera – and, to an extent, Jorge Posada. So, maybe this will all work out for the Yankees? But, for sure, I wouldn’t bet any money on it.