SCENE: New York Yankees boardroom, in the days following the conclusion of the World Series.
YANKEES CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD HAL STEINBRENNER: Welcome, everyone. I know it was a tough season. Despite a $209 million payroll, the highest in major league history, we missed the playoffs. But the good news is we're losing a lot off our payroll. Jason Giambi, Bobby Abreu, Mike Mussina and Andy Pettitte are free agents and we're not likely to re-sign any of them.