Over the past couple years, I have almost came to hate the Yankees a LITTLE less than I had before. They seemed as if they were cutting costs aggressively to the point where I was pretty sure the Red Sox, Phillies, or another team might even knock them off of the #1 payroll figure. Heck, they salary dumped a player to the Pirates, and for all the jokes made about it, we really thought more of what that meant to the Pirates than the Yankees. The sky was falling, pandemonium was ensuing, etc. etc. Three things in life you could count on were death, taxes, and the Yankees outspending everyone else in MLB, one of these seemed to be in peril.
Well, at least now we know that some things in life are safe to count, and the Yankees spending money is one. After the Jacob Ellsbury deal announced a few hours ago for a reported guaranteed $153 million 7 year deal and the Brian McCann 5 year $85 million deal with multiple more deals expected, (Cashman said he wants 400 more innings shored up according to this article http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article/mlb/jacoby-ellsbury-new-york-yankees-agree-to-seven-year-deal?ymd=20131203&content_id=64376208&vkey=news_mlb )
So, with the Yankees at $238 million dollars committed to 2 free agents this off-season, I think that we can all finally just go back to complaining about the Yankees payroll being ridiculous without having to worry that their more frugal actions of the past couple years would continue even more, not like we ever expected it to, but it's nice to know in a twisted way that there's something we can count on.
The main reason I made this a fanpost is so it doesn't fall into the void that is known as the fanshot section, as "news" of this signing doesn't seem to have been posted here yet.