Fan Confidence Poll: December 6th, 2010By
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:
- The two biggest stories of the week involved the Yankees’ two biggest free agents. Derek Jeter agreed to a slightly complicated three-year contract worth a guaranteed $56M, but only after the two sides met on Tuesday and the team made a new offer. In the unlikely event that they weren’t able to work something out, Eduardo Nunez was Plan B.
- A few days before the captain re-upped, Mariano Rivera agreed to a very straight-forward two-year contract worth $30M. There’s a chance that it’ll be Mo’s last contract.
- Injury Zone: Al Aceves needed surgery after breaking his collarbone in a bicycle accident, and Brett Gardner needs surgery to repair a wrist issue that hampered him during the second half.
- The Yankees non-tendered Aceves and Dustin Moseley, though they did re-sign Sergio Mitre for one-year and $900,000.
- The Red Sox and Padres agreed to a deal that would have sent Adrian Gonzalez to Boston, but the two sides couldn’t work out a contract extension and it fell through. (Update: Wrote this yesterday afternoon, the trade went through after all.)
- The Yanks showed some interest in Carl Crawford and nearly traded Frankie Cervelli for Russell Martin. They did, however, sign Buddy Carlyle to a minor league contract. Zack Greinke said he’s open to pitching in New York, but the Yanks are skeptical.
- Javy Vazquez officially took his talents to South Beach, finalizing a one-year deal with the Marlins that gives the Yankees a supplemental first round draft pick. Lance Berkman landed in St. Louis, but there was no comp pick for him. Marcos Vechionacci ended up in Japan.
- The Yankees awarded 43 full shares worth $110,302.97 of playoff bonus money.
- Ten-year Yankee veteran Gil McDougald passed away at age 82.
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