other teams should spend like the yankees???
now that is the single dumbest thing ever posted here or anywhere.
The Rays, Marlins, Twins, Whitesox, Athletics, Royals, Astros, Brewers, Pirates, Indians, Padres, and about 15 other allegedly competitive Major League Boreball teams can't spend like the Yankee$$ because they, unlike the Yankee$$ don't have a cashcow cable network that provides millions and millions in local revenue.
Unlike real sports like the NFL, Seligball has no provisions for teams to share TV revenue of any kind. Thus, the richkids like the Yankee$, Met$, Dodger$, Red Sox, Angel$, Phillie$, Braves and a few others with major market local TV revenues and/or wholly owned TV network cashcows have hundreds of millions for payroll and buying superstars to play every position and the rest of the Washington General Stooge Teams listed above are forced to play with payrolls lower than Gayrods and have to sell off all their decent players to the fat cats every year at the trading deadline. I'm not singling out the Pinstripers here (although they are the worst by far) --- all of those other fat cats deseve the same scorn from real sports fans
the entire sport is a complete and total joke. Only a hard NFL type salary cap can restore any integrity to this sham