Mark Panuthos

How many baseball players can one buy with $118 million?  In 2012, 23 teams funded their entire rosters for less.  Only seven teams paid more and only the Yankees committed that much to just four players; Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, C.C. Sabathia, and Mark Teixeira.  The previous two World Series […]

Contracts Can Kill: An Introduction

Brian Cashman admitted in a recent press conference that one of his primary reasons for signing Raul Ibanez (39) during the offseason was so that the younger players would stop calling Derek Jeter “gramps”.  When the reporters asked what the other reasons were, he pointed his finger toward the back […]

The Derek Jeter options as he ages

To put it gently, Phil Hughes “struggled” in 2011. He showed up to spring training overweight and out of shape, so much so, as a matter of fact, that the usually laconic Joe Girardi noted to New York Times reporter David Waldstein, “There’s a concern … It does question where their […]

For Phil Hughes, 2012 is an opportunity