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The Yankee Death Star Is Back; on baseball

Dec 11, 2019 - The New York Times

A record-smashing contract for Gerrit Cole will excite many fans, and enrage others.

A record-smashing contract for Gerrit Cole will excite many fans, and enrage others.

SAN DIEGO — This is where the Yankees finished their greatest season ever, more than two decades ago, when they swept the San Diego Padres in the World Series. By the next opening day, they had acquired Roger Clemens.

That is who the Yankees used to be — the bullies of the Bronx, the team you loved or hated...