Blyleven: The Yankees have doled out $423 million this offseason on free agents CC Sabathia, Mark Teixeira and A.J. Burnett. Tons of money well spent? Maybe, but coughing up all the cash does not make manager Joe Girardi's club a lock to make the playoffs.
Remember that while some big names have been added, other players prominent to the Yankees' success have left, most notably Mike Mussina, Andy Pettitte, Bobby Abreu and Jason Giambi. Between them Mussina and Pettitte won 34 games last season. Abreu batted .296 with 20 home runs and 100 RBI and Giambi had 32 home runs and 96 RBI.