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Yankees Need to Find a Middle Ground in Plan to Build a Title Contender

class="ui-droppable">A few years back, a general manager of a limited-budget team shook his head while talking about the New York Yankees.

"Sometimes it seems like they're trying to operate like us," he said. "If we had their money, we wouldn't operate like us."

The Yankees are far from having a limited budget, with a payroll that has exceeded $200 million in seven of the last eight years. While the Dodgers outspent them each of the last two seasons, the Yankees have ranked first or second in total payroll every season since 1994, according to USA Today.

So the GM wasn't calling the Yankees cheap or frugal. He was just saying some of their decisions on how and when to spend didn't make a lot of sense.

He could easily have ...

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