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:
- Brian Cashman isn’t very optimistic about getting a deal done during the Winter Meetings this week. The Yankees do have some interest in lefty reliever Mike Gonzalez and right-hander Kyle Drabek, though they denied C.J. Wilson’s request for a meeting in New York and are unlikely to have interest in Manny Ramirez. The White Sox reportedly asked the Yankees for both Jesus Montero and Manny Banuelos in a deal for John Danks.
- Yu Darvish will likely be posted after the Winter Meetings, though it’s not 100% set in stone just yet. The Yankees are among the teams that have shown the most interest in Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. The Yankees signed lefty Juan Cedeno out of an independent league.
- Mariano Rivera had surgery on his vocal cords and is expected to be fine after two weeks of rest.
- Draft changes as a result of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement continue to be uncovered.
- Playoff shares were worth over $26,000 apiece this year.
- Bernie Williams headlines the newcomers to the 2012 Hall of Fame ballot.
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