According to an AP interview with new Yankee Randy Winn, the outfielder is contemplating his move to the East Coast and trying to figure out where he should park himself and his family.
It’s not a simple matter. The Tri-State Area is expensive and Winn is only making $2 million – hardly enough for an estate in Connecticut near Cashman or a spread in CC’s ritzy NJ neighborhood. So what’s the guy to do?
I decided to check around for him on realtor.com. Figuring he wouldn’t want to put down his entire paycheck on a house, I allotted him half of it. Here are a few million-dollar options.
1) Riverdale Condo
No, it’s not a house, but it’s got three bedrooms and a panoramic view of the Hudson River.
Best of all, it’s a two-minute ride to Yankee Stadium – perfect for a newcomer who might get lost.
2) Manhattan Condo
On the Upper West Side of the city, this apartment is in an historic building and has beautiful moldings and a huge kitchen.
That’s the good news. The bad part is that for a million dollars you only get two bedrooms and one bath. I don’t know how many kids Winn has in his family, but one bath? I don’t think so.
3) Custom House
OK, now we’re talking. Set in Croton-on-Hudson on almost two acres, this baby was built in 2004 and has four bedrooms and four baths. It also has a family room so everybody can watch Randy’s adventures with the Yankees while he’s at the games.
The furniture is a little sterile, but Mrs. Winn can redecorate by adding some personal touches.
I’m really glad we helped solve Randy’s housing problem. Now I hope he can solve his baseball problem and play better than he did last year.