Season Record: 95-67 (859 RS, 693 RA, 98-64 Pythag. record), finished one game back in AL East, won Wild Card, lost in ALCS
Top stories from last week:
- Brian Cashman visited top free agent target Cliff Lee at his Arkansas home last week, though it’s still unclear how far the team will go to sign him.
- The Yankees and Derek Jeter are still far apart in their negotiations, the Captain’s first free agency dance.
- Andy Pettitte indicated that if he does return in 2011, that it will be his final season. Mariano Rivera still hasn’t informed the club if he’s seeking a one or two-year deal.
- Jorge Posada had surgery to repair a torn meniscus, and was told that he will be the primary designated hitter in 2011. As a result, the Yanks have interest in John Buck, though only on a one-year deal. Jorge de la Rosa is on their radar as well, but Scott Downs isn’t because he’ll cost a draft pick. It’s not clear that he’s worth that extra cost.
- Robbie Cano, Derek Jeter, and Mark Teixeira took home the Gold Glove Award at their respective positions. Robbie Cano added a Silver Slugger as well.
- Gil Patterson interviewed for the team’s vacant pitching coach job.
- The Yankees and Mandalay Baseball Properties purchased the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre franchise and plan to renovate PNC Field, but the Staten Island Yankees reportedly owe the city $300,000 in back payments.
- The John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman era could be coming to an end after next season.
- George Steinbrenner and Billy Martin are under consideration for the Hall of Fame as part of the Expansion Era ballot.
- Grapefruit League play starts on February 26th.
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