About every 45 minutes or so, somebody sends me an e-mail explaining why the Yankees should spend more many to sign Mark Teixeira and/or Manny Ramirez.
Many times, they insist that George Steinbrenner would do it were he still running the team, or they question the commitment of Hal Steinbrenner.
Do a little addition. Since the end of the 2007 season, the Yankees have invested $613.45 million in eight players (CC Sabathia, Alex Rodriguez, Mariano Rivera, Jorge Posada, Damaso Marte, Nick Swisher, Robinson Cano and Andy Pettitte) who were either given new contracts or acquired by trade.
That number will start to approach $725 million once they sign another starter and either sign or go to arbitration with Chien-Ming Wang and Xavier Nady.
Journal News columnist Sam Borden wrote a terrific piece on the Sabathia signing, by the way.