Three patient Yankee fans (USAT)
For a lot of baseball clubs, an 85-victory season is perfectly acceptable. For the New York Yankees, it's a crime, a sin, an unforgivable result. The Yankees didn't just miss the playoffs last year, they were borderline irrelevant for six months. And the final winning percentage was the franchise's worst since 1992.
So much for that narrative. Break out the Monopoly set, get out the checkbook. Brian Cashman attacked the free agent market like a spoiled daughter in the mall, armed with Daddy's credit card. The Yankees aren't going to strike out looking again.
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Cashman couldn't keep Robinson Cano around, but that's the only sad song from their offseason. Four big-ticket items (Jacoby Ellsbury, Carlos Beltran, Masahiro Tanaka and Brian McCann) landed on Broadway, for a sum in the neighborhood of $438 million. Love them or hate them, you're going to watch this team closely again.
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