The New York Yankees have a number of great homegrown players. They include shortstop Derek Jeter, pitchers Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera, and catcher Jorge Posada. I'd even include World Series MVP Hideki Matsui, given that the Yankees is the only American team that he has played for. Consider him "drafted" from a "collegiate" level Japanese team. And the Yankees sure pay these people well to live in New York City. Jeter (among others) makes over $20 million, and Rivera, Posada, and Matsui make $13 million-$15 million a piece. Only Pettitte is a bargain at $5.5 million. The Yankees also have some able lesser paid players coming up, such as second baseman Robinson Cano, centerfielder Melky Cabrera, pitchers Joba Chamberlain, Phil Hughes, and formerly, Chien-Ming Wang. Perhaps the Yankee ...
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