Originally posted on IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught  |  Last updated 6/22/13
This week, as usual, the Evil Empire (TM) set course firmly in the direction of both heaven and hell. For starters, the storied organization of the Babe, Mick, Joe D and Yogi went out and signed Corey Patterson, Brent Lillebridge, Randy Ruiz, Yoshinori Tateyama and Mike Zagurski. (No word on Sidney Ponson.) This zombie pillaging of the scrap heap has become the hallmark of the modern Yankees:  Never pay premium prices when you can find 10 factory rejects instead.And we've been rewarded - for a while. Unfortunately, just as we congratulate ourselves for being so smart in signing somebody, he reverts to form and kills us.  This week, we spent God knows how much money - in nickels and dimes - because the owners won't pay big ticket players. At the same time this week, we finally gave a chance to Zoilo Almonte, the star of the last two spring trainings. Last night, he gave us an injection of youth and hope that the team has not seen since - well, David Adams.All right, Almonte had a big...
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