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Yankees plan to lower their 2012 payroll?

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Yankees plan to lower their 2012 payroll?

From Comcast SportsNet
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- New York general manager Brian Cashman says even with planned payroll cuts that the Yankees will still outspend everyone else in baseball. "That's not going to change," Cashman said on Friday. "We're still the Yankees. We're still going to be there for our fan base and try to make sure every year is a year that they have legitimate hope that is can be a special season." Cashman's comments came the day after Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner said that he plans to cut the team payroll to 189 million for the 2014 season. Steinbrenner said this season's payroll is around 210 million.

Cubs Talk Podcast: Manny Machado’s value and other Cubs offseason wish list items

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USA TODAY

Cubs Talk Podcast: Manny Machado’s value and other Cubs offseason wish list items

Did Manny Machado’s value take a hit at all after he openly admitted hustling isn’t his “cup of tea”? Our Cubs team (David Kaplan, Kelly Crull, Tony Andracki, Jeff Nelson) debate that, plus the potential fit of Machado or Bryce Harper for the 2019 Cubs and beyond.

The crew also runs down the top items on the Cubs’ offseason wish list – ranging from bullpen help to infield depth to a set leadoff hitter – in what may be the most impactful winter in Theo Epstein’s tenure in Chicago.

Listen to the podcast here or via the embedded player below:

Bulls Talk Podcast: Getting to know the Bulls Outsiders team; bold predictions for this season

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NBC Sports Chicago

Bulls Talk Podcast: Getting to know the Bulls Outsiders team; bold predictions for this season

On this edition of the Bulls Talk podcast, the Bulls Outsiders team of Matt Peck, David Watson, and John Sabine join Kevin Anderson to talk about the series premier of ‘Bulls Outsiders’ Thursday night. Hear about how the show came together and what they are hoping to bring to the Bulls fanbase this season. They’ll also share their bold predictions for the season including two potential end-of-season award winners from this roster.

Listen to the full podcast here or via the embedded player below: