Their reckless spending is disgusting. 400+ million on 3 players. All were grossly overpaid. They were because the Yankees don't care about that joke of a tax MLB tried to pass as some preventive measure. The Yankees don't care about taxes. They just care about being able to acquire players at will to feed their obsessive need for attention. Yeah, attention.
For all those who say, they just want to win, that's a crock. Since 2000(their last title) their payroll has risen from 92 million to over 220 million. That's more than double! How many world championships have they won? How many Series have they lost since then? How much money have they thrown at overrated cheaters like Giambi, Clemens and Pettitte? It's not about winning. It's about attention. They crave it like a petulant 3 year old. They're a disgrace. They're a bunch of spoiled brats whose parents encourage their bad behavior. Yankee pride? What a crock! Their pin-stripes should be green with dollar signs at the end. It's not pride, it's greed. They're not the Yankees, but rather the Bankee$.
It's official, the Yankees have won the off-season. They've won the jersey sales. They've bought themselves another backpage during the final week of the NFL season. They'll trot out Teixeira in a press conference. They'll say all the right things that delusional Yankee fans love to hear. They came to wear the pin-stripes. It's about tradition. It's about winning. However, they're lying through their teeth. It's about money and attention. The Yankees always win that game. When 2009 is over and they are again trophy less, then what? Will they use injury excuses? Will Girardi be the reason? Maybe it's the new Stadium and the loss of tradition and my personal favorite myth, the ghosts of Yankees past? Perhaps it was because of an extra west coast trip or too many rainouts? Anything, but the truth. The truth is teams win titles, not a group of mercenaries. This group should be called the Hessians.
Yankee tradition? That died in 2000 when the season ended. The only tradition they have is overspending, whining and destroying the salary structure. Enjoy the off-season Yankee fans. You'll go in everyone's favorite. However, some team will come out of the blue to ruin their season. It may be the regular season. It may be in the playoffs, but someone will. That's your new tradition. Spending money and failing to bring home the prize. Hey, there is always next year. They can then spend 500 million to lose again.