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:
- After a winter-long wait, Andy Pettitte finally announced his retirement and will not pitch in 2011. During his press conference he said he just didn’t have the drive to compete anymore. Sadness ensued.
- A few days before Pettitte announced his decision, the Yankees signed Freddy Garcia to a minor league contract and will have him compete for the fifth starter’s spot. They’re still kicking around some left-handed options.
- The Yankees added Ronnie Belliard and Eric Chavez on minor league contracts and will give them a chance to win a bench job in Spring Training. They also acquired Justin Maxwell from the Nationals for Adam Olbrychowski.
- Robbie Cano fired his agent and hired Scott Boras, but he’s not scheduled to be a free agent for a few seasons.
- The vast majority of RAB readers graded this offseason a C. The weighted average was a C-/D+.
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