Yankees have more moves in store

A lefthanded starter, a second baseman -- more new faces are bound to be seen at Yankee Stadium this year.

Updated: February 18, 2004, 11:15 AM ET
By Jim Baker | MLB Insider
  • ESPN asked Alex Rodriguez if he thought his trade to the Yankees was good for baseball. His reply? "I think it's good for the Yankees." John P. Lopez examines this question and concludes that baseball needs a bad guy like George Steinbrenner. Read his rationale in the Houston Chronicle.

  • You think it's done? You think it's all over? You think the A-Rod deal is the last of the offseason for Steinbrenner and the Yankees? A lefthanded starter, a second baseman -- more new faces are bound to be seen at Yankee Stadium this year. Tom Spousta of the New York Times found The Boss in an expansive and happy mood yesterday.

  • Mark Madden of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette makes an interesting point about "free enterprise" and baseball. If baseball were truly a free enterprise system, other teams would be allowed to move to New York to set up shop next to the Yankees. Instead, they are locked into their locales. In spite of the luxury tax, baseball is still set up to allow a team like the Yankees to co-opt any and all talent they desire.


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    Jim Baker is an author at Baseball Prospectus and a frequent contributor to Page 2. You can e-mail Jim at bottlebat@gmail.com.
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