“It’s an absolute goal. Yes, I think we can do it. But it’s not going to come at the expense of fielding a good team. Right now, we’re still under it. right now, we’ve still got a decent amount of money to spend. And we’re going to. We’re going to put it back into the team the way we always do.”

About always putting money back into the team…we’ll ignore that Hal purposely downgraded the team last offseason.

Anyway, he’s obviously correct that the Yankees are still under the $189 million luxury tax level and still have money to spend before they reach that mark. However, with the Ellsbury signing, they only have $40 million left — and they still have 15 more players to name to the 25-man roster. That’s $2.67 million per player. How is the math going to work?