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Yankees willing to pay luxury tax to sign star in 2021

Yankees willing to pay luxury tax to sign star in 2021

The New York Yankees are willing to do whatever it takes to turn the tide in the second half of the 2021 MLB season. This was announced by the owner of the team, Hal Steinbrenner, who assured that he would not mind having to pay the luxury tax in order to sign a star that allows him to qualify to achieve the goal of qualifying for the postseason in the best baseball in the world. world, a task that looks uphill.

The Yankees boss was consulted about the possibility of adding a new figure to the team for the second half of the Major League Baseball season, to which Steinbrenner responded with a forceful: “I would absolutely consider it.” For this reason it would not be unreasonable for mules to hit the table in the market.

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The luxury tax applies once the team’s player payroll exceeds $ 210 million. For this 2021, the New York Yankees roster has a cost of 201 million, so an eventual arrival of a star would cause the budget of the Bronx to exceed that limit.

Beyond the title drought for the New York Yankees, this first half of the 2021 MLB season is not turning out as expected in the Bronx. Before the day of this Thursday, the ninth directed by Aaron Boone marches in the fourth position of the East Division of the American League (41-39) to 5.5 games of the leaders Boston Red Sox.

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Some candidates

Although there is nothing concrete yet, there are several reports that the New York Yankees could look for a rapprochement to add some pieces in the fairly near future. One of them would be the former Boston Red Sox player who is currently with the Kansas City Royals, Andrew Benintendi.

Another strong ringing name is Joey Gallo, who currently plays for the Texas Rangers. The player, who can serve as first or third base, would be a luxury reinforcement for the mules’ offense, since this season he has 19 home runs and 43 RBIs. (Bolavip)

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