Cash: '09 were our '10 & '11 Winter Meetings

Yankees GM Brian Cashman said he spent nearly $500 million dollars in 2009, basically emptying the financial register for 2010 and 2011.

After signing CC Sabathia, Mark Teixeira and A.J. Burnett, the Yankees did make a big play for Cliff Lee last winter but now seem content with what they picked up.

"We are still living off a lot of those decisions we made that winter," Cashman said. "That's benefited us in various ways since then. That winter was a big defining winter for us, which is no different than what Miami seems to try to be doing."