Originally written on IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught  |  Last updated 10/9/13
Yesterday, the billion dollar voice of Yankee owner Hal Steinbrenner appeared unto ESPN and WFAN radio, assuring his lost tribe that 2013 was an aberration, and that His Ownership will do what it takes to put the Bombers back on course next season.As Hal spoke, the Cardinals, Tigers, As and Rays - franchises that win year after year on far less than the Yankees spend - were still playing baseball. Some teams know how to build. The Yankees don't. Ah, but I'm just saying what everybody already knows, eh? Sorry about that. Yesterday, The Hal Mary stressed that he's having second thoughts about cutting payroll to that infamous $189 million figure - you know, the budget number that drove all the team's decisions last winter. It was the reason we passed on Russell Martin: No multi-year deals. (Although Hal gave one to Ichiro anyway; we can discuss that for the next 12 happy months.) It's the reason we signed Kevin Youkilis: He took a one-year. It's the reason we traded for Vernon Wells: T...
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