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Is 2009 or 2014 Spending Spree More to Blame for Yankees' Payroll Mess?

Zero. That's how many dollars the New York Yankees spent on major league free agents this winter. 

Considering they've got MLB's second-highest payroll and a well-earned reputation for cutting cartoonish checks, that's sort of a big deal.

What gives?

Xander Bogaerts Quietly Becoming Crown Jewel of Red Sox's Homegrown Bumper Crop

It's too obvious to call Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts an X-factor (get it?). And it's an understatement to simply call him a factor in Boston's rise to the top of the American League East standings.

Bogaerts has been much more than a mere factor. He's been a revelation. And he might just be the best of the Red Sox's current, enviable crop of homegrown impact players.

Kevin Kiermaier Injury: Updates on Rays OF's Hand and Recovery

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier suffered two fractures in his left hand when he attempted to dive for a ball during his team's game against the Detroit Tigers

Continue for updates. 

Blue Jays' 2016 Struggles Putting Toronto in Danger of Becoming 1-Year Wonder

What a difference a season can make.

David Ortiz Discusses Retirement from Baseball, Time with Red Sox, More

David Ortiz has arguably been one of the best hitters in baseball in the early portion of the season, leading the MLB in slugging percentage (.674) and OPS (1.069). That is making his decision to retire after this season hard to grasp.

Jackie Bradley Jr. Has Successfully Turned Potential into Red Sox Superstardom

We've jumped the gun on Jackie Bradley Jr. before. And if we didn't, all of New England did.

The fans. The media. The Boston Red Sox players.

Jackie Bradley Jr. Has Successfully Turned Potential into Red Sox Stardom

We've jumped the gun on Jackie Bradley Jr. before. And if we didn't, all of New England did.

The fans. The media. The Boston Red Sox players.

"He's going to be good," Dustin Pedroia told Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe in 2013, just before Opening Day. "I mean, he is now."

Carlos Beltran Hits 400th Career Home Run: Latest Comments and Reaction

New York Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran hit his 400th career home run in the bottom of the sixth inning of Sunday's game against the Chicago White Sox.

The Bronx Bombers sent out this tweet after Beltran's blast:

David Ortiz Building on Clutch Legend, Gunning for Historic Farewell Season

How much will David Ortiz add to the legend in his final season?

Based on the early returns, as much as he can.

David Ortiz Passes Ernie Banks, Eddie Mathews for 22nd Place on MLB's HR List

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hit the 513th home run of his career during the bottom of the third inning of Saturday's game against the Houston Astros.

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