If that was really true, then the Yankees should have won the last 15 World Series, and should have about 60 at this point. But, I won't discount that notion completely, because what teams CAN buy is a better chance at winning a Championship. You can't deny that the Yankees' vast resources have helped them to 14 straight playoff appearances. Of course, money isn't everything, because the Yankees did not even sniff the playoffs for 14 straight years before THAT. And, we often see teams that spend big bucks end up flopping, while other teams with miniscule payrolls succeed. Teams like the Yankees and Sox still need to make good moves, and still need to be lucky with injuries and other things that they cannot control, but they are also better equipped to absorb mistakes and still win, while other teams need to be more precise, more perfect and luckier with their moves.