Originally written October 11, 2013 on IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught:
For the last 10 months, we've been wrestling with Hal Steinbrenner's goal to shrink the 2014 Yankee payroll to below $189 million.After 10 months of pain, I say this: "Make it so, Commander Data!"The worst part is over. We just pissed away a season. Not just any season, either. We threw overboard Mariano Rivera's last shot at a World Series. We did this because of an ownership ban on multi-year deals, (which we broke for Vernon Wells and Ichiro Suzuki - the two-year contracts with Hell.) We passed on every international free agent who washed ashore. Instead, we recycled the Brennan Boschs and Alberto Gonzalezes. We spent 2013 in a modified self-immolation. But we have money coming off the books, and $189 million is within reach, and I'd hate to think we screwed Mariano's last chance for nothing.I say this because a segments of the Yankiverse are already perusing the free agent ranks like licorice twists in a candy store. They have forgotten the 1980s, o...

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