When Triple-A Scranton lost to Durham last night, the Yankees’ 2009 minor league season officially came to an end. Both High-A Tampa and Short Season Staten Island won their league titles, making it the second consecutive year the Bombers have had multiple affiliates win championships. Minor league titles don’t tell you anything about what kind of prospects a team has, but they are a testament to the qualify of the coaching staffs and development people in place within the organization.
DotF will return when the Arizona Fall League season starts in just about a month (Oct. 13th to be exact), and of course I’ll keep you updated on what happens in the Mexican, Dominican, Venezuelan, and Puerto Rican Winter Leagues as well. The Caribbean Leagues don’t start until much later though, usually November. Remember, Hawaii Winter Baseball is no more, instead replaced by a second league in Arizona (dubbed the Junior League for the time being), but that doesn’t start until next season. Here’s the AzFL roster in case you forgot who’s going.
Thanks for paying attention all season, it’s been a blast.