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 hired former Cubs GM Jim Hendry as a special assignment scout and announced a series of promotions, most notably pro scouting director Billy Eppler to assistant GM.
- Joba Chamberlain is throwing off a half-mound as he continues his rehab from Tommy John surgery. Phil Hughes reportedly looks great during offseason workouts.
- The Yankees are “in serious talks” with utility man Bill Hall. The Mariners reportedly asked about Mason Williams during the Michael Pineda talks. Joe Girardi would like another bat.
- Kevin Whelan was outrighted to Triple-A Scranton, and the Yankees signed Manny Delcarmen.
- Mark Teixeira might bunt more to beat the shift.
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