That’s the gap (this year, perhaps more next) between the Yankees and the Red Sox, payroll-wise, between the biggest and the next-biggest spenders in MLB. I guess I will pick a fight, and say that for nearly 200M, you’d think that the Yankees would just be a little bit better put together, that their owner wouldn’t have to trade off their best young player, their best prospects, spend nearly 10X what the smallest payroll club pays their players just in order to remain competitive. The A-Rod deal is an indictment of the Yankees front office, of a management strategy that is no strategy at all. The Sox, in the offseason, addressed needs. The Yankees addressed desires. There’s a big difference between the two. I welcome this coming season, and though I would have loved A-Rod in Boston and don’t really like the image of him in a Yankees hat, I sure trust Theo, John Henry, and the Sox’ front office (LL notwithstanding), and imagine that they will have answers to the Sox’ needs throughout the season. I can’t speak for Yankees fans, since they will be getting whoever is available, not trying to get those who aren’t.