It was all smiles in December when the contracts were signed, but what will the back of the NY Post look like this May?
The Yanks have opened up the checkbooks and bought Mark Teixeira, CC Sabathia, and AJ Burnett for close to a half a billion dollars. As a Mets fan, I'm well aware that championships are won in September/October, but how will the media respond if the Yankees half billion dollar investment doesn't pay immediate dividends?
Based on last year's April and May statistics, the headline writer for the NY Post and NY Daily News could be busy.
Through May, 2008 (54 games): Tex was hitting .271 with 7 home runs and 39 RBIs.
Through May, 2008 (12 starts): CC was 3-7 with a 4.73 ERA
Through May, 2008 (11 starts): AJ was 5-5 with a 4.56 ERA
Championships may be won in Sept/Oct, but the papers could get pretty interesting this spring. Seven home runs, and eight wins for three players worth half a billion dollars isn't what the Steinbrenner boys are expecting.