Here is the list of major league free agents signed this offseason by the New York Yankees:
This is not a terribly overwhelming list. It is very pale. On the bright side, it has cost the Yankees exactly $0. No other team in Major League Baseball this offseason has spent the winter not even spending a plug nickel. If somebody truly believes the apocalypse is nigh, perhaps it's because the team worth $4 billion sat out an entire free agent period while the rest of the baseball industry lavished $2.5 billion on players.
And yet for the chuckles of executives who see the freest-spending franchise in the world suddenly finding austerity like it was born again, there is a plan here, one that speaks to baseball's tectonic plates shifting and the Yankees readying themselves for a future that looks different from today.
Maybe even a future with Bryce Harper.
Now, we'll get to that, though first it's imperative to understand how and why the Yankees are looking years down the road when decidingRead More »from Suddenly frugal Yankees playing long game with eye on Bryce Harper