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 offseason has officially begun, and eight Yankees have filed for free agency. The Yankees also exercised their 2012 club options for Robinson Cano and Nick Swisher. Chris Dickerson fell just short of qualifying as a Super Two, and Carlos Beltran‘s name has come up in team meetings.
- Brian Cashman and the Yankees have a new three-year contract already in place, which will likely be announced today. CC Sabathia is planning to opt out of his contract, though the Yankees have made him an extension offer. They’re reportedly willing to do a five- or six-year contract. Scott Boras indicated that he’d like to rework Cano’s contract, but then said his comments were made in jest.
- Although he was called back for a second interview, pro scouting director Billy Eppler will remain with the Yankees after the Angels named Jerry Dipoto their new GM. Amateur scouting director Damon Oppenheimer was a candidate for that job as well.
- Eric Chavez would “heavily consider” a return to the Yankees if he doesn’t retire this offseason.
- The Yankees reached a new one-year deal with WCBS to continue their radio broadcasts.
- RAB added a pair of writers, both of whom you may already know.
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