Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner made it very clear once again that the team is not for sale
Through the course of the past few years the question has been posed to the remaining members of the Steinbrenner family if they will be selling the New York Yankees at some point or not. More or less, this has become an annual question, especially to Hal Steinbrenner.
Well with the season about to get underway in a little over a month, Steinbrenner was posed the question once again during an interview with the New York Post as the preparations for the 2015 campaign get underway.
Once again, he made it abundantly clear that the family has no plans to put the team up for sale.
"“The family is not selling the team. We have no intentions of selling the team. You can quote me on that. I am not sure why everyone continues to ask that. The Steinbrenner family is not selling a majority stake in the New York Yankees. We are not going anywhere.”"
Well, the reason that people continue to ask that is because the children don’t seem to have the same ferocity when it comes to team ownership as their father did, the legendary and polarizing George Steinbrenner.
The Yankees have consistently been beaten out for high-prized free agents, with the latest example of this coming this past week when the rival Boston Red Sox came to terms with Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada. After the news of the signing, you could nearly hear the contingent of Yankees fans scream, “George would never have let that happen.”
Quite frankly, there are some that are of the belief that the Steinbrenner family sees the Yankees as nothing more than an asset to their fortune and don’t take running the organization as seriously as George did. However, the comments from Hal Steinbrenner, year in and year out, would point towards otherwise.