On this date in 2009, the Yankees were assessed with a luxury tax of $25.69MM for its spending. The World Series champion club was the only team to be penalized this year for crossing the salary threshold, as it was in all seven years since the tax was initiated by the collective bargaining agreement in 2002. Now in 2013, there are multiple clubs paying the luxury tax, headlined by the Dodgers, and the Yankees are working to stay beneath the $189MM threshold. More from around baseball..
- Rays Colored Glasses wonders if a David Price-Mariners deal could involve a third team.
- Grab Some Bench says the Matt Davidson deal clarifies some roles and muddles others.
- Angels Win breaks down the Halos' lefties.
- You Gotta Like These Kids has some pros and cons on the Mike Morse deal.
- Blue Jays Plus is feeling hopeful.
- Outside Pitch Sports Network spoke with Negro League Baseball Museum President Bob Kendrick.
- If I Were A GM caught up with Patrick Schuster.
- i70 Baseball says Jhonny Peralta will be under pressure in St. Louis.
- Konsume weighs in on three big moves by KC.
- Inside The Zona asks if Kevin Towers is going for broke.
- Replacement Level Red Sox goes to bat for Curt Schilling.
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