Yankees: 3 contracts that could ruin the team’s future

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The New York Yankees are built to win a World Series in the next few years. Just how long they are able to remain true contenders due to the luxury tax threshold is unclear, as the club has a number of big contracts that could come back to hurt them later.

The Yankees’ way of winning for many years was to buy their way to a World Series, combining veterans around a good prospect base. George Steinbrenner was known for allowing the team to spend whatever it takes to bring championships to New York.

First, it was Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada, Mariano Rivera, and Andy Pettite who headlined the prospect core for the Yankees. The Yankees would build teams around them, usually with free agents being overpaid millions of dollars to make a run at championships.

Fast forward 25 years later and there is a similar process taking shape. Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Gleyber Torres, and Luis Severino make up the new group. Brian Cashman put together a solid prospect pool that would be the foundation, supporting them by trading for or signing elite talent, sometimes overpaying to get a certain player.

The Yankees currently have several lucrative contracts that could impact the franchise over the next decade. These are three contracts that could ruin the team’s future.