NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Baseball's winter meetings are over, and executives across the game are sorting through the detritus of three days inside the Gaylord Opryland hotel. The takeaways are fairly evident.
There is a lot of money in baseball. Like, $13 million-a-year-for-an-OK-and-aging-outfielder lot. Like, three-years-for-a-utilityman-or-one-out-lefty lot. Like, parents, if-your-child-shows-a-whit-of-talent-cultivate-it-like-a-cash-crop lot.
That money does not necessarily filter down to the traditional spenders. After an old-guy binge, the New York Yankees are eerily quiet. They got outbid for Jeff Keppinger and Nate Schierholtz. They're staring at budgetary restrictions for 2014 and beyond that are stifling any creativity. General manager Brian Cashman has privately expressed frustration with the team's uncertainty and unhappiness with his roster as it's currently constituted, sources said.
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