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 Yankees unsurprisingly declined their 2012 option for Damaso Marte, but it’s likely that Nick Swisher‘s option will be picked up. Rafael Soriano is unlikely to opt-out of his contract.
- Amateur scouting director Damon Oppenheimer currently has the “most buzz” for the Angels GM job. The Yankees started their pro-scouting meetings in the Bronx last week.
- The front office is unlikely to okay a huge bid for Yu Darvish this offseason, even though the right-hander makes a ton of sense for them.
- Curtis Granderson and Bartolo Colon were nominated for some Players Choice Awards. Ivan Nova earned a spot on Baseball America’s All-Rookie Team.
- Jesus Montero will not play winter ball this year.
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