Devil Dish

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008
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The New York Yankees’ pursuit of ruining baseball is on display once again.

Last week, they reportedly tendered a six-year, $140 million offer to free-agent pitcher C.C. Sabathia.

That made the Milwaukee Brewers’ initial reported offer of $100 million over five years look like chump change.

The Brewers’ front office accused the Yankees of overbidding and rightfully so.

The Yankees continue to bully small-market teams as they build virtual dream teams.

Yes, the formula of loading up on big-name talent has not paid off for them in recent years, but the names on their radar this off-season include: Derek Lowe, A.J. Burnett, Mark Teixeira and Manny Ramirez.

If those guys can’t do it for you, I don’t know who will.

The Yanks already have an all-star lineup and they are the quintessential example of the rich getting richer.

If baseball doesn’t find a way to regulate this grotesque overspending, the game is going to suffer.

I can see Hank Steinbrenner right now, sitting on his throne, laughing at the “little guy.”

It’s classless.

Reach the reporter at emschimm@asu.edu.