Yankees Holiday Gifts

The Holidays are for giving. So three of Major League Baseball’s free agents learned.

The Yankees just signed Mark Teixeria for $180 million over eight years.

This after getting pitchers AJ Burnett and CC Sabathia for $82.5 million for five and $ 161 for seven.

Along with Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez, NY owns the four largest player contracts in the sport.

The Teixeria move surprised many analysts although several regular columnists knew that the Yankees needed hitting and the slugging first baseman offered them their best chance.

As a fan I am thrilled because the team needed a big bat. But there is still something to be said for raising great players through the farm system instead of throwing wads of cash around –says more for your baseball acumen.

Most importantly, I hope this keeps the Yankees from giving a contract to Manny Ramirez, who made his name mud with most fans by forcing his way out of Boston through giving limited effort on the field and in the dugout.

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