|Since the 2008 Home Run Derby, people have talked about Josh Hamilton as a future Yankee. (Getty Images)|
From USA Today's Bob Nightengale:
The #Yankees, but not GM Brian Cashman, quietly running background check on Josh Hamilton, rival GM says— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) December 7, 2012
Signing Hamilton would go against the Yankees' recent trend of saving money to get under the coming luxury tax in 2014, but it does fit with the Yankees' free-spending ways from pretty much the rest of recorded history.