The New York Yankees cochairman Hank Steinbrenner is quoted as saying that he believes that his team may have celebrated their 2009 World Series championship a little bit too long.
The New York Yankees lost the American League championship to Texas last year. The New York Yankees are believed to be a favorite amongst major-league baseball fans and sports experts. The New York Yankees did not even make the playoff rounds as a sure buying but instead entered the playoffs as American League wild-card.
The cochairman for the New York Yankees believes that his team may have been spending too much time buying mansion and doing other things instead of concentrating on winning and playing the game they should have. It is estimated that the New York Yankees may have spent over $130 million on the major-league baseball’s programs known as revenue-sharing and the luxury tax program. This program allowed the New York Yankees to enjoy a hefty windfall from their 2009 World Series championship and did not allow them to have to spend much time in 2010 concentrating on playing the game.
When asked specifically about what players he was talking about the co-chairman for the New York Yankees said he would not single out any individual player for the New York Yankees. It can be assumed that he was talking about Derek Jeter was reported as having spent the majority 2010 building a large multimillion dollar home in the Tampa area.
The cochairman for the New York Yankees is quoted as saying changes are coming and everyone better beware.