The New York Yankees are the latest major league team to strike a deal with an agent.
And they are offering to pay the agent the same salary as the player.
That’s according to an article on The New Yorker.
The article is titled, “Is it time for baseball to change?
By paying an agent the minimum salary, the Yankees can take advantage of their market.”
The article is written by the author, Joe Fadness.
It is published on September 16, 2019.
It reads: “It’s not often that a team would be willing to pay its best agent the equivalent of a minimum salary to negotiate a contract.
And yet the Yankees are, and it’s not because they’re trying to keep their best players.
They’re not even doing it because it’s a good deal for them, they’re doing it for the player.”
The Yankees have been a big sports fan for decades.
The Yankees have won a World Series twice, and they have made the playoffs six times.
They have also signed the likes of Joe DiMaggio, Mike Mussina, Roger Clemens, and Luis Severino.
Fadness wrote that the Yankees had been willing to negotiate with their agents for years, but they couldn’t because the agents weren’t going to sign.
And so, the team had to make a deal.FADNESS explains that the team was looking for a deal that would keep players like Luis Severin and Alex Rodriguez, two of the best players in the game.
The two were set to be free agents this winter, and because the team wasn’t willing to offer a deal for either player, the teams negotiation broke down.
According to the article, Fadess wrote that he contacted agent Bob Douds about the situation.
He said the Yankees were willing to make this deal because of their desire to keep Severin, who would then receive a $40 million salary in 2019.
The agent agreed to the deal, but the Yankees decided not to offer the player a minimum wage.
Instead, they offered $10 million per season.
This is a good way to compensate a player for his hard work, FADNESS wrote.
And the team is happy with this, Faddness said.