Mar
02

The RAB Radio Show: March 2nd, 2012

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Baseball is back. By the time you read this the Yankees’ first spring training game will be underway. Of course, there’s plenty to talk about this week.

  • New playoff format. Mike and I discuss the latest on the second WIld Card, which will be implemented this year. There’s some funky formatting going on, though.
  • Those rumors of the Yankees’ desire to get below $189 million in 2012? Hal Steinbrenner says that is indeed the case. Mike and I run down the possibilities.
  • Plus stuff on lineups, rotations, and all the Yankees miscellany you can handle.

Podcast run time 41:25

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Intro music: “Die Hard” courtesy of reader Alex Kresovich. Thanks to Tyler Wilkinson for the graphic.

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  • DM

    Interesting angle from Cashman today regarding the budget. He likes the idea of telling players that he can’t go up that high. He feels the $189mil will actually help in negotiations b/c the Yankees will still offer more than most teams but the player’s agent will not be able to push for more and more as though Hal’s wallet is limitless. Agents will deal with the Yankees differently –i.e., come down to them more than usual. The Yankees increasing bids (when no other team is involved) to acquire a player won’t happen nearly as much; no bidding against themselves. They’ll just have to beat another team by a little rather than slapping another year or two with 10s of millions of dollars added to the annual value.