2016 Season Record: 84-78 (680 RS, 702 RA, 79-83 pythag. record), 5.0 GB of postseason spot
Top stories from last week:
- The Yankees have identified a trade partner for Brian McCann, whatever that means. The Astros are among the interested teams.
- Brian Cashman has already reached out to the representatives for Kenley Jansen, Mark Melancon, and Aroldis Chapman. The Yankees also attended Greg Holland’s workout.
- The Yankees had interest in Kendrys Morales before he signed a three-year deal with the Blue Jays. They’ve also checked in on Yoenis Cespedes and Jose Bautista.
- The focus this offseason is “pitching, pitching, pitching.” The Yankees have been connected to free agents Rich Hill and Boone Logan. They claimed Joe Mantiply and designated Branden Pinder.
- Ten farmhands became minor league free agents, most notably Cito Culver and Cesar Puello. The Blue Jays signed Lourdes Gurriel to a seven-year contract.
- Gary Sanchez is a finalist for AL Rookie of the Year. Brett Gardner won his first career Gold Glove.
- The 2017 Spring Training scheduled has been announced.
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