2013 Season: 85-77 (637 RS, 671 RA, 77-85 pythag. record), didn’t qualify for playoffs
Top stories from last week:
- The Yankees are “devising a plan” that would allow them to drop $300M or so on players this winter while staying under the $189M luxury tax threshold next season. There is expected to be mutual interest between New York and Carlos Beltran. In the meantime, the Yankees re-signed David Herndon to a minor league deal.
- Pitching coach Larry Rothschild has agreed to a new contract and an official announcement is expected shortly.. There has not been an update on the rest of the coaching staff, however. Their contracts expire on October 31st.
- J.R. Murphy cracked Baseball America’s list of the top prospects in the Double-A Eastern League. The Yankees may be “on the verge” of making changes to their scouting and player development departments. Baseball America ranked the team’s 2013 draft haul the third best in baseball.
- The appeal of Alex Rodriguez’s record 211-game suspension will resume in November. Meanwhile, legal proceedings for his lawsuit against MLB will begin on November 7th.
- Cuban slugger Jose Abreu signed a six-year, $68M contract with the White Sox.
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