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Improved AL East Will Force Yankees to Scrap Their $189M Payroll Goal for 2014

it's time to step back from the ledge of that overpass on the Major Deegan and take a breath.

Despite Hal Steinbrenner's edict that the New York Yankees get under the $189 million luxury tax threshold for the 2014 season, the Yankees will spend money—and field a competitive team—for years to come.

Luxury tax be damned.

Bob Watson, who preceded Brian Cashman as general manager of the Yankees, agrees with that premise, as he recently told Anthony McCarron of the New York Daily News:

You’ve got to remember, George (Steinbrenner) had fiscal restraints this time of year. But spring training, the first month or in the heat of the pennant chase, that went off.

When the guys in New England or the ...

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