Via Marc Carig, the Yankees have to stay under the $189M luxury tax threshold in both 2014 and 2015 to qualify for the revenue sharing rebates under the new Collective Bargaining Agreement. Union head Michael Weiner told Carig that he expects the team to do just that, then spend like crazy come 2016.
Here’s the question: If the Yankees get under the threshold in 2014 only, does that mean they get rebates in 2015 but not 2016? Or do they not get rebates at all if they’re only under the threshold for one year and not two? It’s going to take a while to sort all this stuff out, but at least time is on our side.