Yesterday, Posnanski posted a brief article on the 2013 Yankees. The introduction follows:
We don't know a lot about 2013. We know that Donald Trump will not be President of the U.S. -- Arnold Schwarzenegger won't either. We know that Apple will release a new iPad that will look cool and cost a lot of money but only be available in theory. We know that the loud guy sitting behind me at the airport who is on the phone begging for a first class upgrade will still be talking.To be clear, this isn't a sky-is-falling type article. Rather, it's an intriguing glance into the nature of long-term deals, the perils of being a GM with money to burn, and the aging curve in general. I highly recommend checking it out, if only to waste a few minutes with a fine writer.
And we know that the New York Yankees have about $150 million in payroll obligations to eight players ... all of those players on the wrong side of 30, and at an average age of 34.