GM Project: 2017-18 New York Yankees

This is a project where 30 people got together to act as the GMs of the 30 MLB teams with the idea of conducting the offseason in one week. This is what happened in this simulation, not a prediction of what will happen in real life.

By Mark Healey

The 2018 Yankees will be a powerful team, but sadly my math failed me, and I have gone over budget.

Having a catcher as a top offensive player is always worrisome, so I traded Gary Sanchez as part of a package to get Giancarlo Stanton. I got Dee Gordon in the deal as well as Brad Ziegler.

Yankees 25-Man Roster       2018 salary
    Aroldis Chapman   $17,200,000
    Masahiro Tanaka   $22,000,000
    Adam Warren   3.1MM
    Luis Severino   $550,975
    Sonny Gray   6.6MM
    Scott Kazmir   17,700,000
    Caleb Smith   450,000
    Chasen Shreve   $900K
    Brad Ziegler   9,000,000
    Tommy Kahnle   $1.3MM
    David Robertson   13,000,000
    Jordan Montgomery   $545,500
         
Catchers        
    Austin Romine   $1.2MM
    Kyle Farmer   $537,500
    Kyle Higashioka   $537,500
Infield        
    Greg Bird   $545,500
    Dee Gordon   $10,800,000.00
    Didi Gregorius   9.0MM
  Chase Headley   $13,000,000
    Ronald Torreyes   561,900
         
        128,528,875
Outfield        
    Aaron Judge   544,500
    Giancarlo Stanton   25,000,000
    Jacoby Ellsbury   $21,142,857
    Brett Gardner   $11,500,000.00
         
Designated Hitters        
    Jose Abreu   $17.9MM
         
    Castro   5,428,000
         
        209, 901, 375

2 comments for “GM Project: 2017-18 New York Yankees

  1. November 2, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    So who’s your 4th outfielder? Gardner? Ellsbury? Doesn’t work. You’re tying up too much money for a 4th outfielder. Robertson at 13 million is a pretty tough pill to swallow. I understand his importance but you should try to find a cheaper solution and apply that money elsewhere. So you have the potential of saving 20+ million on your 2018 payroll.

  2. Jimmy P
    November 3, 2017 at 10:02 am

    Lazy GM mailed it in.

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