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The Yankees should be commended for their fiscal responsibility

In these times of economic distress, the New York Yankees are providing a model we all should follow. Off Base

Updated: January 7, 2009, 2:46 PM ET
By Jim Caple | Page 2

Americans everywhere are tightening their belts in these uncertain economic times, and the World's Greatest Team is no exception. Despite facing increased competition on all fronts, the New York Yankees will once again lead by example by slashing their payroll for 2009 -- and still wind up winners, as usual!

Oh, it won't be easy. Because of the hard times, the leaner, cost-conscious Yankees likely will pay their roster $30 million less than in 2008. That would be a staggering cut ...

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