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2014 Yankees Team Preview : Bronx Spending Spree

Derek VanRiper

Derek VanRiper

Derek is the Senior Baseball Editor for, where he's been a two-time finalist for the FSWA's Baseball Writer of the Year award, and winner of the Best Football Article on the Web (2009) and Best Baseball Article on the Web (2010) awards. Derek also co-hosts RotoWire Fantasy Sports Today on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (XM 87, Sirius 210) from 11a-2p ET on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Brian Huss

Brian Huss

Brian Huss writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

2014 New York Yankees Team Preview

"I am dead set against free agency. It can ruin baseball." - George Steinbrenner

The Boss is smiling somewhere right now.

Following an 85-77 season -- the franchise's lowest winning percentage since 1992 (.469) -- big changes were imminent.

While most organizations would be pining over the loss of a star in Robinson Cano, who signed a 10-year, $240 million deal with the Mariners, the Yankees diversified their portfolio and added talent at several key positions.

In sum, the Yankees shelled out $415 million guaranteed in multi-year contracts this offseason.

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