Current salary cap: 208 million
Requested salary cap: 230 million

We just made a big trade for a James Shields and got some much needed pitching. In the process we had to raise our payroll and give up cash, and our work is far from over. CC Sabathia coming back to NY is still our #1 priority, and we need to make sure we can go all out in our attempt to get him back.
A 22 million increase might sound like a lot, but for our team its really not that far fetched. This money could go a very long way in retaining our ace, filling out the rotation and possibly landing some players with high conctracts that could really help our team.