To you, not to me.
That's an unfair comparison.
Ellsbury didn't come up to the majors until 2007.
Should or shouldn't be is irrelevant. Free agents come in with very high expectations. They can rarely surprise you. Normally they either meet those expectations
Being overshadowed by yourself is a tough accomplishment...I assume you meant Arod
That shouldn't be the case for long-time Yankee fans. We've had too many of our best players over the last 40 years come from other organizations.
You are crazy if you think it doesn't mean anything to have the players be homegrown.
It's a lot hard to emotionally invest in free agents