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Bill Parcells
12-23-2008, 09:15 AM
Yankees hit with $26.9 million luxury tax
Dec. 22, 2008

NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees not only failed to make the playoffs, they were hit with their highest luxury tax in three years

The Yankees were assessed a $26.9 million tax by the commissioner's office on Monday, up from $23.9 million last year and their biggest bill since paying nearly $34 million for 2005.

The Detroit Tigers, who also failed to qualify for the postseason, are the only other team that must pay tax and owe $1.3 million to the commissioner's office.

Checks are due by Jan. 31.

Both teams received little for what they spent. The Yankees' streak of 13 consecutive playoff appearances ended, and they finished third in the AL East at 89-73, prompting them to spend nearly a quarter-billion dollars to sign pitchers CC Sabathia and A.J. Burnett.

Detroit entered the year with lofty expectations after acquiring Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis but went 74-88 and finished last in the AL Central.

While the Yankees pay at a 40 percent rate for the amount over $155 million, the Tigers pay at a 22.5 percent rate because they exceeded the specified threshold for the first time.

This year's figure brings the Yankees' total tax to $148.3 million in the six seasons since it began -- 90 percent of the total.

Before this year, the only other teams to pay were the Boston Red Sox, who owed $13.9 million for exceeding the threshold in four seasons, and the Los Angeles Angels, who paid $927,000 in 2004.

New York's payroll was $222.2 million and Detroit was second at $160.8 million for the purpose of the luxury tax. To computer it, Major League Baseball uses the average annual values of contracts for players on 40-man rosters and adds benefits.

The threshold rose from $148 million last year to $155 million this season. It goes up to $162 million next year and rises by $8 million in each of the following two seasons.

Link (http://www.sportsline.com/mlb/story/11187643/rss)

The Royals owner is a thief. make your fucking team better and stop pocketing the money.

jidar
12-23-2008, 09:17 AM
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Woodrow Call
12-23-2008, 09:18 AM
:deevee:

Bill Parcells
12-23-2008, 09:18 AM
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I'm only reporting news concerning the bailout..I mean luxury tax.

beer bacon
12-23-2008, 09:26 AM
In other news, the Yankees still suck.

Bill Parcells
12-23-2008, 09:42 AM
In other news, the Yankees still suck.

But they're helping your shitty baseball team. so they can't be all that bad. :evil:

beer bacon
12-23-2008, 09:51 AM
But they're helping your shitty baseball team. so they can't be all that bad. :evil:

Nope, they are all that bad.

kcfanXIII
12-23-2008, 10:05 AM
as a yankee fan i suppose by help our club out you mean trade you zack grienke. you selfish piece of shit, you don't like paying the tax, don't spend so much money.

eazyb81
12-23-2008, 10:07 AM
Maybe the Yankees and Red Sox should just leave MLB and form their own league?

eazyb81
12-23-2008, 10:07 AM
Also you buffoon, the Royals are not even in the bottom 5 in salary. Go take your whining to the Florida Marlins board.

Dr. Facebook Fever
12-23-2008, 10:10 AM
The Royals owner is a thief. make your ****ing team better and stop pocketing the money.

Ummm... that's what he's been doing.

triple
12-23-2008, 10:21 AM
isn't kansas city's payroll in the middle of the league now?

triple
12-23-2008, 10:23 AM
i looked it up, if they do get to 70 million it would put them between 19 and 20 last year on the payroll list

kcfanXIII
12-23-2008, 10:25 AM
stop all the logic and facts. the only logic that makes sense to a new yorker is "spend more money."

and i agree that the yankmees and the red sux should go form their own league. they think they're the only two teams in baseball anyways.

Bill Parcells
12-23-2008, 10:31 AM
as a yankee fan i suppose by help our club out you mean trade you zack grienke. you selfish piece of shit, you don't like paying the tax, don't spend so much money.

Also you buffoon, the Royals are not even in the bottom 5 in salary. Go take your whining to the Florida Marlins board.
You guys are so bitter. hahaha!
Ummm... that's what he's been doing.

I looked it up and you're right. they signed Kyle Farnsworth. I would have tried to bankroll his salary to get rid of him earlier.

Demonpenz
12-23-2008, 10:34 AM
The haven't been relevent for years. They trade away their talent once it gets to expensive. Then they sign that puss sweeney long term. They are a minor league team

kcfanXIII
12-23-2008, 10:45 AM
lol, its like the people that live in hallbrook, going to wyandot county to bitch about their income tax though. just stfu and take your bitching to a yankee board. you evidently will never see the small market side of this argument, so go whine about it with the other new yorker fucks.

Stewie
12-23-2008, 10:46 AM
What do you expect when this is our owner?

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Bill Parcells
12-23-2008, 10:50 AM
lol, its like the people that live in hallbrook, going to wyandot county to bitch about their income tax though. just stfu and take your bitching to a yankee board. you evidently will never see the small market side of this argument, so go whine about it with the other new yorker ****s.

ROFL

You are really thin skinned. thanks for biting hard. VERY HARD!

ROFL

kcfanXIII
12-23-2008, 10:56 AM
i'm glad you get off on stirring shit up. try a girl next time, they feel better.

HemiEd
12-23-2008, 10:56 AM
But they're helping your shitty baseball team. so they can't be all that bad. :evil:

You should not go there.

The Royals were not a shitty team, until their rich owner passed on. RIP EK.

George Fucking Steinbrenner, continues to try and buy a championship, and ruin the sport.

Glad to see he is doing so well. ROFL

I hate the Yankess almost as much as the Raiders.

triple
12-23-2008, 10:58 AM
you guys have no idea... yankee fans are the most insufferable creatures on the planet.

eazyb81
12-23-2008, 10:59 AM
you guys have no idea... yankee fans are the most insufferable creatures on the planet.

What would you expect? They spend $200M a year on players and can't even make the playoffs, let alone win a World Series.

Mr. Laz
12-23-2008, 11:01 AM
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Bill Parcells
12-23-2008, 11:08 AM
i'm glad you get off on stirring shit up. try a girl next time, they feel better.

ROFL

Dr. Facebook Fever
12-23-2008, 11:10 AM
The haven't been relevent for years. They trade away their talent once it gets to expensive. Then they sign that puss sweeney long term. They are a minor league team

Old Baird-led Royals. Welcome to the new Dayton-led team that is spending money, aquireing players and moving up in the standings.

Bill Parcells
12-23-2008, 11:11 AM
What would you expect? They spend $200M a year on players and can't even make the playoffs, let alone win a World Series.

2008 - Attendance Home Road Overall
RNK TEAM GMS TOTAL AVG PCT GMS AVG PCT GMS AVG PCT
1 NY Yankees 81 4,298,655 53,069 92.3 81 35,192 78.4 162 44,131 86.2
2 NY Mets 79 4,042,047 51,165 89.1 81 35,944 80.7 160 43,459 85.4
3 LA Dodgers 81 3,730,553 46,056 82.2 81 34,709 77.8 162 40,383 80.3
4 St. Louis 81 3,430,660 42,353 90.4 81 32,342 75.1 162 37,348 83.0
5 Philadelphia 81 3,422,583 42,254 97.1 81 33,214 72.7 162 37,734 84.6
6 LA Angels 81 3,336,744 41,194 91.4 81 29,621 65.3 162 35,407 78.3
7 Chicago Cubs 81 3,300,200 40,743 99.1 80 36,328 81.6 161 38,549 90.0
8 Detroit 81 3,202,645 39,538 98.6 80 29,308 64.7 161 34,455 80.7
9 Milwaukee 81 3,068,458 37,882 89.3 81 33,236 75.0 162 35,559 82.0
10 Boston 81 3,048,250 37,632 104.0 81 38,367 84.1 162 37,999 92.9
11 San Francisco 81 2,863,837 35,356 85.1 80 32,269 69.7 161 33,822 77.0
12 Houston 80 2,779,287 34,741 84.8 81 32,197 72.4 161 33,461 78.3
13 Colorado 80 2,650,218 33,127 65.7 81 32,777 73.2 161 32,951 69.2
14 Atlanta 81 2,532,834 31,269 62.4 79 34,105 75.6 160 32,669 68.6
15 Arizona 81 2,509,924 30,986 63.2 81 33,945 75.2 162 32,466 68.9
16 Chicago Sox 81 2,501,103 30,877 76.0 81 30,253 66.9 162 30,565 71.2
17 San Diego 81 2,427,535 29,969 70.5 81 35,798 76.5 162 32,883 73.7
18 Toronto 81 2,399,786 29,626 58.6 80 30,262 69.7 161 29,942 63.7
19 Washington 80 2,320,400 29,005 69.2 80 32,825 71.4 160 30,915 70.4
20 Seattle 81 2,329,702 28,761 60.2 81 29,822 64.4 162 29,292 62.2
21 Minnesota 81 2,302,431 28,425 58.4 81 29,660 67.6 162 29,042 62.8
22 Cleveland 80 2,169,760 27,122 62.5 80 31,026 68.6 160 29,074 65.6
23 Cincinnati 81 2,058,632 25,415 60.4 81 34,285 76.8 162 29,850 68.9
24 Baltimore 78 1,950,075 25,000 51.9 80 31,653 70.0 158 28,369 60.7
25 Texas 80 1,945,677 24,320 49.5 80 29,765 66.4 160 27,043 57.6
26 Tampa Bay 80 1,780,791 22,259 52.8 80 30,342 66.5 160 26,301 60.0
27 Oakland 81 1,665,256 20,558 48.3 79 29,943 65.2 160 25,192 57.0
28 Pittsburgh 80 1,609,076 20,113 52.4 81 33,700 75.8 161 26,949 65.0
29 Kansas City 79 1,578,922 19,986 49.0 81 29,926 66.2 160 25,018 58.1
30 Florida 80 1,335,075 16,688 45.9 79 33,340 71.6 159 24,962 60.3

Start going to games and maybe the Royals can spend money too. just sayin'

Brock
12-23-2008, 11:13 AM
You mean a team in NYC draws a bigger crowd than one in KC? Surprising.

Bill Parcells
12-23-2008, 11:14 AM
You should not go there.

The Royals were not a shitty team, until their rich owner passed on. RIP EK.

George ****ing Steinbrenner, continues to try and buy a championship, and ruin the sport.

Glad to see he is doing so well. ROFL

I hate the Yankess almost as much as the Raiders.

Steinbrenner is a piece of shit. the Yankee dynasty was built by Stick Michael while he was on double secret probation. he has made them a laughing stock the last few years with the way the Yanks have treated former players and Joe Torre.

This thread was just for busting chops. :evil:

Demonpenz
12-23-2008, 11:21 AM
Old Baird-led Royals. Welcome to the new Dayton-led team that is spending money, aquireing players and moving up in the standings.

Stop with the facts! (also spending alot of money on scouting in latin countries and japan)

kc rush
12-23-2008, 11:29 AM
Start going to games and maybe the Royals can spend money too. just sayin'

You realize that the NY DMA (15.9 million) is 9x the size of the KC DMA (1.8 million). I'm sure that even with a losing record KC would have a higher attendance if the city was larger.

With a new GM and additional dollars spent on payroll, scouting and development, the Royals are moving in the right direction.

eazyb81
12-23-2008, 11:30 AM
Start going to games and maybe the Royals can spend money too. just sayin'

Where do you see that I want the Royals to spend an insane amount of money on old players?

It's hilarious watching your team attempt to throw money at a problem every year that can be solved simply by being smarter and more efficient.

Bill Parcells
12-23-2008, 11:37 AM
Where do you see that I want the Royals to spend an insane amount of money on old players?

It's hilarious watching your team attempt to throw money at a problem every year that can be solved simply by being smarter and more efficient.

They spent money on Farnsworth. any money on that guy is a waste.

The Yankees have been very dumb as of late. can't argue with you there.

JohnnyV13
12-23-2008, 11:51 AM
Actually, why get mad at a yankee fan? I just laugh at them. I mean, the Yankees have the most spectacular all time choke in baseball history (the 2004 playoffs where they choked away a 0-3 series lead to the Red Sux). When that is the most recent defining moment of your franchise...what else can you do but laugh in contempt?

kcfanXIII
12-23-2008, 12:16 PM
They spent money on Farnsworth. any money on that guy is a waste.

The Yankees have been very dumb as of late. can't argue with you there.

glad i got under your skin too ;)

Bill Parcells
12-23-2008, 12:33 PM
glad i got under your skin too ;)

That was a classless remark you made, dipshit. maybe I should let the board read it and then see where we stand?

The 9/11 remark was very classy, just sayin. getting under my skin because I might have lost a loved one in that terrorist event? you're glad about that?

I can't wait until you have a sympathy thread. it might be worth getting banned for.

Coach
12-23-2008, 12:37 PM
The Royals have money. They are mis-using it on wrong people IMHO. Tony Pena Jr? John Buck? Come on.

They need to start finding "quality" players instead of retaining scrubs.

kcfanXIII
12-23-2008, 12:38 PM
That was a classless remark you made, dipshit. maybe I should let the board read it and then see where we stand?

The 9/11 remark was very classy, just sayin. getting under my skin because I might have lost a loved one in that terrorist event? you're glad about that?

I can't wait until you have a sympathy thread. it might be worth getting banned for.

i have actual friends for sympathy. anyways, don't go stirring shit up if you can't take some things coming back at you. as far as i'm concerned its classless to stir shit up on your opponents BB, so we're even.

Bill Parcells
12-23-2008, 12:39 PM
i have actual friends for sympathy. anyways, don't go stirring shit up if you can't take some things coming back at you. as far as i'm concerned its classless to stir shit up on your opponents BB, so we're even.

GFY

Dr. Facebook Fever
12-23-2008, 12:48 PM
The Royals have money. They are mis-using it on wrong people IMHO. Tony Pena Jr? John Buck? Come on.

They need to start finding "quality" players instead of retaining scrubs.


Both players are back-ups. Olivo is the starting catcher now, Aviles took Pena's job a long time ago. Both upgrades, especially Aviles. They've signed some quality free agents already and are still on the market. If you're going to talk have an idea what you're talking about.

Coach
12-23-2008, 12:50 PM
Both players are back-ups. Olivo is the starting catcher now, Aviles took Pena's job a long time ago. Both upgrades, especially Aviles. They've signed some quality free agents already and are still on the market. If you're going to talk have an idea what you're talking about.

This is assuming they are back-ups. Olivo was supposed to be given the oppiturnity to start last year, but for some reason, Hillman trotted John Buck out there, even though Olivo has superior numbers (not by much, but still) on the offensive side. Also, Buck couldn't throw out my grandma in a walker, stealing second base. That was embarrasing.

As for Tony Pena Jr., he's just a waste of a space in the roster. Sure, he may have some range, but hard to use your range if you can't even field the ball properly.

Ari Chi3fs
12-23-2008, 12:50 PM
Talking about the yankees, should be a bannable offense.

Dr. Facebook Fever
12-23-2008, 12:54 PM
This is assuming they are back-ups. Olivo was supposed to be given the oppiturnity to start last year, but for some reason, Hillman trotted John Buck out there, even though Olivo has superior numbers (not by much, but still) on the offensive side. Also, Buck couldn't throw out my grandma in a walker, stealing second base. That was embarrasing.

As for Tony Pena Jr., he's just a waste of a space in the roster. Sure, he may have some range, but hard to use your range if you can't even field the ball properly.

:spock:

They are back-ups. Olivo has been named the starter.... weeks ago.... Pena is an excellent defensive back-up who isn't even in the mix to start.

You have to have someone backing up better players. Both guys are cheap and have positives but neither are strong starters. Buck handles pitchers well. Pena is great in the feild more times than not. We could do worse for BACK-UPS with a lot of other players on other rosters.

SPATCH
12-23-2008, 01:54 PM
ROFL

You are really thin skinned. thanks for biting hard. VERY HARD!

ROFL

Steinbrenner is a piece of shit. the Yankee dynasty was built by Stick Michael while he was on double secret probation. he has made them a laughing stock the last few years with the way the Yanks have treated former players and Joe Torre.

This thread was just for busting chops. :evil:

there is nothing more retarded than this sort of backpedaling... it's hilarious honestly...

if your gonna troll, at least stick to your guns... u just wind up looking pathetic if u don't.

oh and never talk about baseball again u fucking yankee fan douche