Winning winter isn't Yankees' goal

Don't expect Bombers to throw money at just anybody during December meetings

Updated: December 3, 2011, 12:24 PM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees are no longer the Boss' Yankees. A second winter without George Steinbrenner is passing quietly. The Yankees are boring, but it is a good boring.

In death, Steinbrenner has mostly been remembered as Saint George, but he was a most imperfect owner. It could be argued that the reason fans and media mourned him with such fondness was because his suspension in the 1990s allowed the seeds of a dynasty to mature.

It has been told many times before that the ...

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