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Losing Yoan Moncada Might Not Stop Yankees’ International Spending Spree

class="ui-droppable">This is not how things are supposed to go for the New York Yankees.

When it comes to desiring a commodity and having a willingness to spend for it, the Yankees are not supposed to swing and miss. And while the occasional whiff has happened under the Steinbrenner family reign, missing out on the prize they covet, for a myriad of reasons, is becoming more common.

The latest example: Cuban prospect Yoan Moncada.

The Yankees wanted him. Badly. They worked him out repeatedly. They were willing to pay a huge tax penalty to sign the 19-year-old infielder. So they made their best offer—$25 million plus a 100 percent tax, bringing the grand total cost for Moncada to $50 million.

Then, the Boston Red Sox ...

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