#WWMDS (When Will Manfred Do Something) is a series of articles inspired by 2018’s article suggesting that the commissioner needed to meddle in the business of the METS. After all, the Mets were injury riddled losers who didn’t spent money on Free Agents. In #WWMDS we make the case for the commissioner meddling in the business of the Yankees who have not appeared in a World Series in the 2010’s.
In the link below, you will find that Hal Steinbrenner (you know what happens when a son starts running Daddy’s Team, right?) may not be that interested in the actual baseball part of the endeavor. This is a must read.
In the just-released report, Forbes put the Yankees’ revenue for 2018 at $668 million, so their spending on payroll as a percentage of revenue was only 28.9% — by far the lowest among the 30 teams. Combined, the clubs spent 46.57% of revenue on payroll last year. While 12 teams spent at least 50% of their revenue on payroll and 26 spent more than 40%, the Yankees were the only organization under 30%.