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George Steinbrenner Steps Down

George Steinbrenner, suffering from health problems, will pass control of the Yankees to his sons.

This isn't much of a surprise, really - over the past couple of years, the Yankees have been run in a more coherent way than they were back when they were snapping up all the Jaret Wrights and Ruben Sierras they could find. They've stopped trading top prospects for veteran stopgaps, and even let some of those prospects play an important role in their pennant drive. It appears that GM Brian Cashman hasn't had to deal with the meddling of Steinbrenner and his associates.

We'll see whether that continues under Hank and Hal Steinbrenner.