They say that the definition of insanity is doing the same action over and over while expecting different results. If that is the case, then does that make the New York Yankees insane? When you look at MLB front offices, including owners and executives, and how they generally operate, then how could one argue that the Yankees are not baseball’s version of insanity?
For decades now, every team goes into the offseason knowing that they will not be able to dig quite as deep as the Yankees when it comes to spending money on the top free agents on the market. Sure, you will occasionally encounter a team such as the Los Angeles Dodgers or Boston red Sox or Philadelphia Phillies, who will decide that they are willing to match the Yankees dollar for dollar when overspending on players. It is inevitable. Even the Yankees can’t be the Yankees every year, right?