2011 Record: 97-65 (855 RS, 657 RA, 102-60 pythag. record), won AL East, lost to Tigers in ALDS
Top stories from last week:
- The Rangers are reportedly prepared to throw a boatload of cash at CC Sabathia once he exercises his opt-out clause, and Sabathia’s agent said there was nothing new to report about an extension with New York. Joe Girardi indicated during his end-of-season press conference that the team’s priority this offseason will again be pitching.
- Brian Cashman and Hal Steinbrenner are going to meet this week and are expected to hammer out a new deal for the GM. Both Damon Oppenheimer and Billy Eppler were given permission to interview for the Angels’ GM job.
- The Yankees outrighted Raul Valdes, Aaron Laffey, Scott Proctor, and Reegie Corona off the 40-man roster. Valdes and Proctor elected free agency while Laffey was claimed by the Royals.
- Hector Noesi will start in winter ball to make up for the innings he lost out on while pitching out of the bullpen. Joba Chamberlain‘s throwing program continues to progress.
- The Yankees don’t want three of their minor league affiliates to call themselves the “Yankees” anymore.
- Curtis Granderson and Robinson Cano will be going on a tour of Taiwan with other MLB players.
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