Some paraphrased highlights from the article by Steve Politi (nj.com)
*They won’t get Machado, a generational talent in his prime. They won’t get Bryce Harper, a slugger on a Hall of Fame track… They didn’t even try to get Harper.
*The Yankees… used to stop at no expense to put the best team on the field…
*For the most part, spending gobs of money on the very best players was -- surprise! -- a (very) good strategy.
*Yankees fans were told, again and again, that staying under the luxury-tax threshold for 2018 was a priority to save money for this offseason. Now it’s here, and they’re cheaping out.
*The much-anticipated 2018-19 offseason is nearing an end without the Yankees making that splash everyone had anticipated for years.