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07:36 AM ET 01.23 | Jonny Gomes has taken the occasion of a wide-ranging interview to give his take on the Yankees' $500 million offseason shopping spree, which included Masahiro Tanaka. "People can go out and sign whoever they want right now. I mean, boxing rules, we still have the belt. ... I tell you what, (Yankees GM Brian) Cashman and (manager Joe) Girardi are about as professional as they get in the pinstripe organization. They run a pretty tight camp. It's kind of interesting, though -- $500 million and still, some questions. You've got (catcher Brian) McCann who hasn't been in the American League before. The pitcher (Tanaka) who hasn't pitched a game over here. They've got some guys playing different positions. They've got some true professionals over there. They've got some guys coming back."

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January 23, 2014  07:53 AM ET
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Yes, the Yanks appear to be better, but the infield is still a mess due to injuries and other factors, the bullpen has to be sorted out, and the rotation - though fairly solid - is only an injury away from being a problem.That said, most every team has similar questions and a lack of true answers.

Jonny who?

January 23, 2014  07:54 AM ET

whoops. didn't mean to quote you, BP.

January 23, 2014  07:57 AM ET

good..keep spending and when they come up short it will be even more of an epic FAIL!!!

January 23, 2014  08:02 AM ET
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good..keep spending and when they come up short it will be even more of an epic FAIL!!!

Someone is a little sour grapes this morning.

January 23, 2014  08:16 AM ET
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Someone is a little sour grapes this morning.

No..I'm quite fine with how they are spending their money.

January 23, 2014  08:21 AM ET
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No..I'm quite fine with how they are spending their money.

I would think Sox fans would feel a little more secure with a WS title less than one year removed.

January 23, 2014  08:28 AM ET
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I would think Sox fans would feel a little more secure with a WS title less than one year removed.

For sure! With as many pitches as Tanaka has reportedly thrown in his career already how long will it be before his arm falls off?

January 23, 2014  08:29 AM ET
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I would think Sox fans would feel a little more secure with a WS title less than one year removed.

Most Sox fans including myself are very content with what the future holds for this team. The farm system is in great shape, and they still have plenty of money to spend if need be.

January 23, 2014  08:31 AM ET

Every team has flaws.
NY just has more expensive ones

January 23, 2014  08:36 AM ET

Pineda is also a big X factor for the Yanks, if he's healthy and pitches even a little better than he did for Seattle in '11 that's a boost that not many people are considering. I think I've heard that his shoulder is doing well, at least.

January 23, 2014  08:39 AM ET
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Jonny who?

Jonny "Tough Guy When Other People Are Pinned Down" Gomes

January 23, 2014  08:43 AM ET
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I would think Sox fans would feel a little more secure with a WS title less than one year removed.

I find the Yankees off season moves to be very entertaining. I'm looking forward to seeing how it all transpires on the field of play.

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January 23, 2014  08:52 AM ET

....gap between yankees/angels and their division rivals will grow not shrink this year...

January 23, 2014  08:53 AM ET
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Most Sox fans including myself are very content with what the future holds for this team. The farm system is in great shape, and they still have plenty of money to spend if need be.

Agreed. You might want to inform Tx Heat to put his mind at ease.

January 23, 2014  08:56 AM ET
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Every team has flaws.NY just has more expensive ones

Teix high fived one of his kids last week and wrist tendons went shooting out everywhere.

January 23, 2014  08:58 AM ET
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Teix high fived one of his kids last week and wrist tendons went shooting out everywhere.

I hope Tex doesn't service himself frequently.

January 23, 2014  09:00 AM ET
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I hope Tex doesn't service himself frequently.

or any of his teammates.

 
January 23, 2014  09:01 AM ET
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or any of his teammates.

couldn't resist the low hanging fruit this morning?

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