If recent baseball history has told us anything about the landscape of the game, it’s that money is becoming less relevant.
Look no further than the World Series a season ago. The Royals and the Mets, who’ve never prided themselves on spending big, were battling for the top crown in the game.
Major League Baseball has done a tremendous job of making sure parity exists and small-market teams can throw their own weight around in a very unique style.
Still, having money provides a leg up on the competition. While it doesn’t guarantee championships – nor ever has – it does allow a destination of the playoffs to become a real possibility each and every season.
With only that crazy ownership of the Los Angeles Dodgers topping the Yanks whopping payroll of $221 million, it’s clear the Bombers are still very rich.
Besides, the Yankees never have to hear the name Bernie Madoff, which is always a tremendous positive.