Being a Yankee fan during the Steinbrenner years meant knowing what was coming. You could anticipate rash, unpredictable moves but knew that money was never an obstacle in getting George what he wanted. Now, with all this talk of the Yankees wanting to get under the salary cap in 2014, the team has scaled back and they’ve become something different. What they are, or what they are going to become, is unknown. We might not know who the post-Rivera, post-Jeter Yankees are for three or four years.
It feels as if they are willing to sacrifice a few seasons in favor of a more reasonable payroll. That certainly was never a concern for The Boss. Spend first was his motto. It’s funny, the Yanks have always been criticized for outspending everyone else and I’m certain that once they tighten the purse strings, they’ll be knocked for that too.
Where it’s all going is anyone’s guess.