The Damn Yankees strike again

Of course the Bombers got McCann and Ellsbury! That's the Steinbrenner way

Updated: December 4, 2013, 12:04 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

Someone very close to the pursuit of Jacoby Ellsbury was asked Tuesday night what this all means. The person was reminded that the New York Yankees were supposed to be cutting costs this holiday season, that they were downsizing the payroll to a nickel or two below the luxury tax threshold of $189 million, and that they were not expected to throw 85 mil at Brian McCann one week and 153 mil at Ellsbury the next.

The person measured the question, sighed, and then stated the obvious.

"They're ...

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