Tom Verducci makes an accurate point about the Yankees in his latest column:
I think the more the Yankees squirm, the more they sink into quicksand -- Jeff Weaver, Raul Mondesi, Ruben Sierra, Juan Acevedo . . . hardly the pillars to restore the grinder's mentality the Yankees have lost. I might fear the Yanks' money -- will they blow away Vladimir Guerrero with a huge offer when he becomes a free agent in the offseason? -- but I don't fear their future.