Even with Melky Cabrera out of the picture, Joel Sherman of the Post reports that Johnny Damon, Jason Bay and Matt Holliday remain too expensive for the Yankees. It's not like the trade actually saved them money.

Mike Dunn, Arodys Vizcaino and Boone Logan are all low cost and Melky is probably going to get a couple of million this year, but Javier Vazquez is due $11.5 million. So, in all, the team is looking at an additional $8.5 million or so in salary.