From a Newsday article - Earlier in the day, Yankees president Randy Levine reiterated the organization's stance on payroll, saying, "the goal here is very, very simple. We believe in 2014 that at $189 million dollars, which will be the highest payroll in baseball, that we can put a really quality championship team on the field. We believe that's very doable, we believe we can do it. And it's not that we are looking to save money, it's not that we're looking to not be as productive as we can . . . We think it makes us better and smart and that's what we're going to try and do."
At least we can take comfort in the fact that this isn't happening just to save money! Its happening because it makes the Yankees better and smart...somehow.