A-Rod, Giambi, Pettitte, Abreu, Sabathia, Rivera, Burnett, Wang, Jeter, Damon, Matsui. Who can't the Yankees sign? It seems as if though everyone the Yankees want, they get. They're like a spoiled brat on Christmas day. And I'm sick of it.
The Yankees are a big-market team. A big-big market team. With all of their money, they do what most teams with all that money would do. That is to spend it.
But it seems that year after year that the Bronx Bombers take in whatever player they want. The other teams don't even have a chance. This year, they offered CC Sabathia a seven year, $161 million contract. The other pursuing teams couldn't match that and CC went to New York.
Just yesterday they signed A.J. Burnett to a five-year, $82.5 million contract. For A.J. Burnett? Yes, he's a very talented pitcher, but he's not worth all that money. But he took the bait just like all the other players did.
In fact, the Yankees have the top three single year salaries in the American League (Rivera, Sabathia, and Burnett). How can the Rays compete with that? They rely on the farm system, something the Yankees don't do. The Yankees just go out, show off their money to all the other teams, and but superstars.
You can't always win a championship with all superstars. Where are the role players like they used to have in Spencer, Knoublach, Boone, O' Neill? Most of their current lineup is the guys who stood out with their previous team. Not now. Each player needs to accept their role as a part of the team and fulfill their obligation.
The Yankees are also in trade talks to receive Mike Cameron from Milwaukee and ship off Melky Cabrera. Another prime example of trading away prospects. It's a shock they still have Joba.
So I say to the Yankees, doling out lots of huge contracts won't get you a World Series ring. Look back at your previous year. Lots of money, yes, but role players. Frankly, I wouldn't care if you won 20 games and CC won them all.
I'm sick of your philosophy of paying the big bucks. Take a lesson from Tampa Bay. You stole CC from the Brewers and other pursuing teams and stealing the dignity from MLB free agency.
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