Despite swingaway's apparent 'permafried' facade, he is right. The Yankees buy everybody. The Astros bought Pettitte and Clemens, but because they WANTED to play for Houston. Pettitte turned down more money from the Yanks to play in Hoston. It's not like the 'stros went out and said "Hmmmmmmmmm, who can we buy for millions of dollars so we have the bst team in the world?". It was Pettitte's decision. And that's why Rocket went too.
The Yankees buy everybody and it's no fun anymore, but I agree Lofunzo, blame the system for allowing teams like the Yankees to ruin the game. The problem is it takes like a decade to get any changes to the CBA, and even longer if you want to avoid a strike.
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