by BetCRIS - 10/14/2005
The season is over and the finger pointing has begun. The questions are who is to blame for the New York Yankee's demise and what will George Steinbrenner do to correct the problem.
After last year, and what can only be described as the biggest choke job in sports history and now this year with the Yankees falling in 5 games to the Angels in the ALDS, next year's team could be drastically different. Many faces within the organization are already beginning to bear the brunt of the criticism including Joe Torre and Alex Rodriguez and his lack luster performance in the postseason.
Odds makers at BetCRIS have already begun to anticipate what might happen within the Yankees organization. Odds have been posted on both the fate of long time manager, Joe Torre, and what George Steinbrenner will do with next year's payroll in order to bring the team back to championship level:
WILL JOE TORRE BE THE MANAGER OF THE YANKEES IN 2006?
--YES -550 / 1 to 5.5
--NO +350 / 3.5 to 1
WHAT AMOUNT OF MONEY WILL GEORGE STEINBRENNER MAKE THE NY YANKEES PAYROLL IN THE OFFSEASON, IN ORDER TO TRY AND WIN THE 2006 WORLD SERIES. (ACTUAL PAYROLL: $208,306,817)
YANKEES 2006 PAYROLL WILL BE:
--$209-$224 MILLION +135 / 1.3 to 1
--$225-$249 MILLION +200 / 2 to 1
--$250-$274 MILLION +300 / 3 to 1
--$275-$300 MILLION +400 / 4 to 1
--MORE THAN $301 MILLION +475 / 4.5 to 1
--LESS THAN $208,306,817 +400 / 4 to 1
--NO CHANGE AT ALL +4900 / 49 to 1
"It's been two years since the Yankees were in the World Series and serious changes need to made if they want to get back there by next season," said Mickey Richardson, CEO of BetCRIS. "It's a little ridiculous when your highest paid player goes 2 for 15 hitting in the first round series."
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