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Thursday June 13th 2024


New York Yankees: The Best Team That Money Can Buy

Yankees' 27th World Series title is a testament to what money can buy.

The Yankees bid farewell to high-priced (but aging or diminished) players like Mike Mussina, Carl Pavano, Jason Giambi, and Bobby Abreu last offseason, and then replaced them with younger, fresher free agents.

The team signed CC Sabathia, Mark Teixeira and A.J. Burnett in a $423.5 million offseason spending spree. It's the kind of money few other teams had the capacity to spend. The three players were immediately amongst the top five highest paid players on the Yankees' very expensive roster. With their $201.5 million payroll, the Yankees were in a class by themselves.  On Opening Day, the difference between the Yankees (No. 1 in payroll) and the Mets (No. 2 in payroll) was ...

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