2016 Season Record: 84-78 (680 RS, 702 RA, 79-83 pythag. record), 5.0 GB of postseason spot
Top stories from last week:
- Brian Cashman confirmed the Yankees will indeed go to an arbitration hearing with Dellin Betances. Betances filed for $5M and the team countered with $3M. The Yankees haven’t been to an arbitration hearing since beating Chien-Ming Wang during the 2007-08 offseason.
- Before he signed with the Indians, the Yankees looked into signing Edwin Encarnacion. CC Sabathia hopes to continue pitching beyond 2017. The Yankees signed Ji-Man Choi to a minor league deal.
- The Yankees ranked second in Keith Law’s farm system rankings. Aaron Judge is working on some lower half adjustments and Chase Headley is looking forward to taking on a leadership role.
- Tim Raines, Jeff Bagwell, and Ivan Rodriguez were all voted into the Hall of Fame. Jorge Posada fell off the ballot.
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