Originally written January 13, 2013 on Lady Loves Pinstripes:
Finally, Yankee Universe gets confirmation that team owner Hal Steinbrenner is alive. Scenes from the Yankee Parade 2009 (Photo credit: ChrisGampat) Hal discussed the current state of the Yankees with New York Post’s Ken Davidoff down in Arizona at the annual MLB owners meetings last week. Everyone under the sun knows that Hal is a “numbers” guy and has made it clear that he is implementing frugality when it comes to spending money on his father’s beloved Yankees. Here is what Hal had to say: “All I can continue to tell everyone is our commitment to the fans is never going to change. We will always field a championship-caliber team. Is our goal $189 million next year? Yes. But only if I’m convinced that the team I see we put together is a championship-caliber team.” Hal does this make sense? The current state of the Yankees does not have the foundation to rebuild until these big contracts expire but with other MLB owners spending away, big contracts are becoming almost unavoidable. ...
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