It's December—the season of office holiday
obligations parties, the realization that the Jets are a mess and the Yankees making the biggest splash at baseball's winter meetings. Well, at least two out of three are true this year. It's almost eerie how quiet the Yankees have been, and will presumably continue to be during this free-agent signing period normally dominated by the team from the Bronx.
The 2012 Yankees are led by George Steinbrenner's much more cost-conscious, spreadsheet-balancing sons. Hank and Hal have stressed the importance of reducing the franchise's salary by setting a precedent of running the team with one eye on a championship and one eye on their wallets.
This thought process is the main contributing factor to the team staying relatively quiet during this year's winter meetings. But do the Yankees really need to make a blockbuster move to win the AL East in 2012? Short answer: no. Here's why...