Re: Fay talks with Jocketty
Originally Posted by CesarGeronimo
One reason a team might trade for Arroyo rather than signing Sheets is to get rid of the salary of the player they're trading. A team can get Arroyo without spending any money if the player it trades has a salary that matches Arroyo's, whereas as signing Sheets increases the team's expenditures by whatever amount he signs for.
I understand teams swapping big contracts so they don't have to add to their payroll. But does anyone think the yankees would care that much about adding to their payroll if they want a player?
"Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."