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George Steinbrenner’s Greatest Free Agent Signings

am dead set against free agency. It can ruin baseball. —George Steinbrenner

Yankees owner George Steinbrenner passed away at the age of 80 this week. When one thinks of "The Boss," numerous associations come to mind. Managerial firings, suspensions from baseball, illegal campaign contributions and his Seinfeld caricature.

Yet his lasting legacy will undoubtedly be related to free-agent spending.

In his tenure looking after the Bronx Bombers, Steinbrenner disbursed over $1.8 billion on baseball's best, committed to fielding the best roster only money could buy.

To put that figure in perspective, the nearest team's expenditures are less than half of that monetary sum. More importantly, it's hard to argue the results—New ...

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