I love The Yankees, but I admit, this is getting ridiculous:
Teixeira’s deal raises the Yankees’ offseason spending spree to $423.5 million. Just last Thursday, they gave Sabathia a $161 million, seven-year contract and Burnett an $82.5 million, five-year deal.
The Yankees, preparing to move into their pricey new ballpark, will hold the four largest contracts in the sport. Third baseman Alex Rodriguez has baseball’s highest deal at $275 million over 10 years, and shortstop Derek Jeter is second at $189 million over 10 years.
Thing is, I think they’re all good signings. AND…I wouldn’t be against them signing Ben Sheets either.
But god damn it — I’m a liberal. I’m kind of sometimes communist. And this is the only professional sports team I love?