A lot to think about with the Yankees spending some $400 million on three players as the nation heads into the worst period of economic stagnation since the Great Depression. The team has an enormous amount invested in its new ballpark (nevermind the taxpayer contribution), and can't afford to display an inferior product in that showplace, given the prices it's charging for admission. I'm sure there will be some legitimate upset among fans of other teams about the Yankees simply being purchased so ruthlessly, the product of greed and unfair economic advantage. Attendance is likely to be a problem throughout MLB, given the economy. Will the new Yankees exacerbate this problem, leaving fans disgusted, or will the team actually be good for the league, as the traveling Yankee road-show/circus will almost certainly fill stadiums when it comes to town. Baseball prospered for many years with the Yankees as a juggernaut. One thing's for sure: this team had better win, and there's no guarantee that it will, even with all those millions spent on its construction, including the four highest paid players in the sport. Baseball is a fickle game, and these are difficult times.