The New York Yankees are hoping the signing of Anthony to a five-year contract extension will make them better this offseason.
But the signing does not necessarily guarantee that they will be able to make the postseason.
The Yankees, who will likely be without Alex Rodriguez for the start of the season, are expected to have to cut down on payroll to sign Anthony, who is owed $100.5 million over five years.
While Anthony is a free agent, he will be eligible to become an unrestricted free agent after this season.
The Yankees have already made $19 million of the $22 million they owe Anthony.