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Will the Yankees Ever Learn from Repeated Megadeal Disasters?


The New York Yankees finished third in the AL East last season and missed the postseason for the first time since 2008, prompting the front office to make several big-money moves. Some contracts this winter were reminiscent of the "megadeals" that, prior to 2008, secured Alex Rodriguez for 10 years, and, prior to 2009, locked down CC Sabathia and Mark Teixeira for eight years apiece.

As of late June 2014, however, A-Rod remains out of baseball, Sabathia is injured and Teixeira has played 55 of a possible 75 games and struck out 45 times. Of the most recent crop of winter signings, neither Carlos Beltran (three years) nor Brian McCann (five) is batting above .225, mega-signing Jacoby Ellsbury (seven) is at an ...

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