Posted March 21, 2012 on AP on Fox
Even in the parking lot of their spring training complex, the changes around the New York Yankees since the death of George Steinbrenner are evident. Power-washers that kept the area as clean as a hospital no longer are out at 8 a.m. every single morning at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla. Garbage cans are not emptied obsessively. Many workers report on time, not early. Will the deviations filter down to the dugout, where Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez are back, Jorge Posada is gone and Andy Pettitte has returned? The Yankees have gone two straight years without a World Series title - an eternity in Bronx years - but fiscal restraint seems to be the theme of Hal Steinbrenner, the chief decision maker among the late owner's four children. New York has led the majors in player payroll in 13 straight seasons and paid the luxury tax in all nine years since it began. That hasn't changed - but Hal Steinbrenner hinted it could as baseball's new labor contract phases in bene...

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