New York Yankees inherited owner Hal Steinbrenner was on the Mike Francesa Show yesterday, and all I can say is he still doesn’t get it.
Hal Steinbrenner thanking the fans… (Photo credit: JeffreyPutman)
Hal acknowledged that the 2013 season was a disappointment.
He also admitted that the Yankees development within their farm system has not panned out as they were hoping.
And once again, Hal reiterated his late father’s mantra over and over that fielding a championship caliber team remains the Yankees first priority.
Francesa asked Hal a few times about his well-publicized wish of keeping the Yankees payroll under MLB’s $189 million salary cap for 2014 season.
Hal said there are many reasons for the Yankees to keep the payroll below the $189 million next season.
This is true as paying a 50% luxury tax on every dollar they spend above the cap is a solid reason.
But what I don’t get is if implementing this frugality negates fielding a championship caliber team, why the heck is Hal even...