Yankees offer arbitration to no one

As expected, the Yankees declined to offer arbitration to any of their eligible players. That includes Pettitte, Damon, Matsui, Hinske, Molina, Nady, and Wang. Share your thoughts in the comments.

8 thoughts on “Yankees offer arbitration to no one

  1. I can understand not giving arbitration to no one due to the economy of the U.S. and not wanted to pay more than the exact value of the player!! I won’t cry over the loss of Jose Molina!! But Damon, Wang or Pettitte is a no doubter!! But it is Pettitte decision to pitch for the Yankees or retire but Wang decision is Brian Cashman decision to tender or nontendered him!!

    • I agree with you, I don’t see the point of bringing back Molina, especially when you have Cervelli who is younger and cheaper. Damon, Pettitte, and Wang are the ones I want to see back, and I think I want to see Matsui back. A team like the Yankees needs a full-time DH, and Matsui is just that. Plus the money they pay Matsui is not really an issue because with him on the team that make about 3 times his salary in profits from Japanese advertising, sponsorships, etc…

  2. The economy has little to no effect on this entire situation. This is the New York Yankees we are talking about here. The team that is the reason for MLB creating a luxury tax, so I don’t think the economy is the reason for no arbitration offers. The Yankees probably just want to negotiate deals or they are trying to give the players the hint to get out. FYI If anyone has a few extra bucks lying around the New York Mets are for sale.

    • Oh, trust me, the economy has a huge effect on this. Just because the Yankees have a lot of money, doesn’t mean this messed up economy has no effect on them. If the economy was like it used to be, the Yankees probably would have offered some guys arbitration. But, in this economy they are afraid someone might accept and then they end up over paying them. Also, if the economy was normal, it probably wouldn’t be an issue on whether or not the Yankees want Wang back, they would no doubt get a contract worked out with him and risk losing a few million dollars.

  3. The economy may be affecting the Bronx Bombers but not as much as it is affecting the Mets. The Wilpons (NYM Owners) got tied up in Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme and therefore weren’t able to be as aggressive as desired in the 09 FA market creating a dismal Inaugural Season of Citi Field. So after reading your comment, Chris I do have a new vision on the whole situation and if I was in the Yankees’ management’s shoes I might be doing the same exact thing. http://sweetchinmusic.mlblogs.com

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