INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Suddenly, there are more teams than ever willing to act like the Yankees. The quirk: The Yanks are not one of them.
The biggest spenders in history aren’t exactly cutting baseball coupons as the General Managers Meetings open. But they are again more likely to pursue bargains than big-money bonanzas such as Josh Hamilton and Zack Greinke. Brian Cashman and his entourage are not big-game hunters. The only nine-figure contract they are seriously contemplating is an extension with Robinson Cano.