Regular Season Record: 91-71 (858 RS, 660 RA, 100-62 pythag. record), second in ALE
Postseason Record: 7-6 (51 RS, 42 RA), won AL WC Game, won ALDS, lost ALCS
Top stories from last week:
- Friday night Masahiro Tanaka announced he will not opt out of his contract. Tanaka could’ve walked away from the final three years and $67M on his deal and tested free agency, but nope, he’s coming back for his age 29-31 seasons.
- Third base coach Joe Espada left to become Astros bench coach. Jerry Hairston Jr. is a candidate for the managerial opening. Hal Steinbrenner will talk to Alex Rodriguez about continuing his instructor role.
- Shohei Otani’s move is on hold as MLB, MLBPA, and NPB quibble over the posting system. Erik Kratz was outrighted and elected free agency. Luis Cessa was activated off the 60-day DL.
- The Yankees named Kevin Reese their new senior director of player development. He replaces the departed Gary Denbo as the farm system head.
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