Gary Tanguay, Kirk Minihane and Dan Shaughnessy are on Arbella Early Edition to discuss the Yankees' offseason spending.
After missing the postseason, the Yankees did exactly what they did the last time they missed the postseason.
They broke out their checkbooks.
The Yankees have spent $465 million this winter to re-stock their depleted roster.
Larry Lucchino made his feelings clear:
"It's like 'Back to the Future,' is my sense… I've seen this movie before.
"Anything that can be done that increases the intensity of the rivalry, as this certainly does, I think is positive -- as long as it doesn't go so far as to give them the advantage."
The Yankees are unquestionably better on paper than they were last year, with the additions of Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann, Carlos Beltran and most recently, Masahiro Tanaka.
"They're building for next year," says Shaughnessy. "They have to. They didn't make the playoffs; that only happens once every 17 years with them. They need to do more. I think they will do more."